Ground War Delay Backed in Poll
Americans overwhelmingly prefer that U.S. aerial bombing continue before a possible ground assault is launched against Kuwait, according to a poll released Friday.
The results of a New York Times-CBS News poll conducted Tuesday and Wednesday indicated that a bloody ground war would significantly reduce public support for the Gulf War.
Of 1,060 adults interviewed by telephone, 79% said they wanted to continue the air campaign for several weeks. But 71% expected a ground war would eventually be necessary.
One-quarter of those polled said the war would not be worth its cost in human life and money. If a bloody ground war with thousands of American deaths ensued, 42% said the war would not be worth its cost.