The Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) is a not partisan group that carries out research on public opinion on foreign policy and international issues by conducting nationwide polls, focus groups and comprehensive reviews of polling conducted by other organizations. PIPA is a joint program of the Center on Policy Attitudes (COPA) and the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM), School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland.
On September 29th, PIPA conducted a survey that found that majorities of Bush supporters did not correctly identify the president’s foriegn policies, and expressed beliefs about foreign policy that were at odds with the candidate they support.
On October 21st, PIPA conducted a survey that found Bush supporters still believe that Iraq had WMD, and that Iraq had ties to Al Qaeda and planning 9/11, despite all the evidence pointing to the contrary. They also believe that the President is still saying that there were WMD and Al Qaeda ties, although the White House has grudgingly admitted there were none, and they agree that the war would be unjustified if there were no WMD and Al Qaeda ties. The also believe, erroneously, that most of the world supported our invasion of Iraq, and believe that only France and Germany expressed opposition.
Americans are very very dumb.