Via Lucianne, a new AP poll shows U.S. backing for troops steadfast.
Some results from the poll:
Some 76 percent of those questioned said they were following reports about allegations that U.S. troops killed unarmed Iraqi civilians. (Ed. note: not all the civilians were unarmed.)
Regardless of whether the allegations turn out to be true, 63 percent of those surveyed said they thought the killings of civilians were isolated incidents.
The former number seems a little high and the latter seems a little low to me.
In any case, when I read polls, I always keep this one in mind. It's a Gallup Poll with the following question:
In general, how much trust and confidence do you have in the mass media -- such as newspapers, T.V. and radio -- when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately, and fairly -- a great deal, a fair amount, not very much, or none at all?
A great deal: 13%