Thursday, July 19, 2007

Could Dole be ready to break from Bush on Iraq?

Republicans in the US Senate continue to block attempts to establish any sort of timetable for withdrawal from the War in Iraq. North Carolina’s Senators Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr were among the obstructionist Republicans. According to the latest Civitas Poll, they don’t have the support of North Carolina voters behind them. From the Civitas Poll:

Do you support or oppose Congress passing legislation that would set a timetable for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq within the next year and also provide full funding for the troops presently fighting in Iraq?

Support 57%
Oppose 33%
Not sure 10%

Former Raleigh Mayor and current Dole campaign consultant, Tom Fetzer spoke at the Civitas luncheon on Wednesday. He stated that two-thirds of the Republican senators up for reelection in 2008 have expressed some break with the President over his Iraq strategy. Fetzer went on to say that he would expect even more Republican defections by the end of the quarter.

I assume Elizabeth Dole is not one of the senators who have broken from the President on Iraq already. Is Fetzer forecasting something to come from Senator Dole?

1 comment:

Will Cubbison said...

She said she was for withdrawal by the end of 08, then voted against it. She will "break" with Bush, but she wont break from the President. Quite a conundrum she is facing.

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