More people are in favor of the military action against Libya than not, according to a new Gallup poll. The poll, which was conducted Monday, found 47 percent approving of the military campaign and 37 percent saying they don’t approve.
However, the percentage may not provide much of a buffer for Obama, since support for military action tends to be high at the beginning as people back their president and the military – and then to drain off as the fight drags on.
The 47 percent mark is actually the lowest approval of any military action launched in the last 28 years. The relatively low mark could also reflect that Obama spent almost no time until the last few days preparing the country for the military campaign or explaining his rationale for launching it.