In a new Newsweek Poll first posted Saturday, 41% of Americans say Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq was directly involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks . Thanks Dick Cheney! Thanks Rush Limbaugh! You are successfully duping a huge swath of the population.
However this is down from 49%, a plurality, that believed this lie in Newsweek’s polling in 2004.
Also in this poll, 20% of respondents said most 9/11 hijackers were Iraqis.
20% said the U.S. has found WMDs in Iraq (thanks Rush! thanks Rick Santorum, for repeating this lie!)
More were able to name the latest winner of “American Idol” than could identify the recently-appointed Chief Justice of the United States (not surprising).
What appalled me more was that half of Americans polled didn’t know that Libya does not border Iraq (the question was: which of these countries is NOT Iraq’s neighbor?)
You can read the raw numbers here: NEWSWEEK Poll June 23, 2007, Conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International.
We’re in deep trouble, ladies and gentlemen!