Another Reason Why Ron Paul Is Having Problemsby Kevin Boyd
Ron Paul is one of the few presidential candidates in any party running on a platform of immediate withdrawal from Iraq. However, the Pew Research Center conducted a poll on Nov. 20-26 which asked various questions on Iraq:
The results were:
Do you think the U.S. should keep military troops in Iraq until the situation has stabilized, or do you think
the U.S. should bring its troops home as soon as possible?
Bring Troops Home: 54%
Keep Troops In Iraq: 41%
Don’t Know: 5%
and then, respondents were asked how long it should take to withdraw forces from Iraq:
Immediate Withdrawal: 16%
Gradual Withdrawal: 36%
Don’t Know: 2%
Given how little public support there is for his position, especially in the Republican party; Paul should use his debate appearances to work on the issues where there is support in the Republican party for: fiscal responsibility, limited government, and federalism.