A March 7-11 poll by the New York Times and CBS News found that just 15% of respondents believed the US government should engage in "regime change" operations overseas. The poll asked: "Should the United States try to change a dictatorship to a democracy where it can, or should the United States stay out of other countries' affairs?" Supporters of regime change operations fell 12 points from 27% in 2004 and those who believe the US should "stay out" increased from 59% in 2004 to 69% in the March poll. The poll also found that a mere 10% of those polled support military action against Iran. Only 14% believed the US government was telling the whole truth when it claimed Iran is supplying Iraqi insurgents with weapons to use against US forces occupying Iraq.
US public's support for 'regime change' operations falls to 15%
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