This Week: Richard Sobel on Public Opinion

A recent poll from Quinnipiac University found that for the first time
since the U.S began its military involvement in Afghanistan a majority
of Americans oppose military involvement in the country. Another
recent poll from CNN found that 66% of Americans oppose U.S
involvement in Iraq. But what exactly is the impact of public opinion
on U.S foreign policy? Prof. Richard Sobel is a public opinion expert
at Northwestern University whose forthcoming book Public Opinion and
International Intervention: Lessons from the Iraq War looks at these
and related questions.