How Americans Feel About Foreign Policy

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Dan Drezner points us to a new poll on American attitudes toward foreign policy conducted by Dartmouth professor Benjamin Valentino. It’s got plenty of fodder in it, but Dan points in particular to question 25:

A full 80% of Republicans think we face worse threats today than we did during the Cold War. Hell, even 60% of Democrats agree with this. I submit to you that American foreign policy has no chance of regaining its sanity until those numbers turn around.

In other news, there’s also question 64:

I submit to you that the conservative movement in America has no chance of regaining its sanity until these numbers turn around.

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