With Gaddafi Dead, 52% of Americans Now Support U.S. Involvement in Libya

October 31, 2011, 6:00 PM GMT+0

After the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, public opinion towards the U.S. and NATO involvement there became even more favorable: 52% in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, conducted after Gaddafi’s capture and death, now say that Western military involvement was the right thing to do – and just 18% disagree. 

Today’s support for military action is higher than it had been at any time since the initial imposition of a no-fly zone earlier this year.

There is some hope that the situation in Libya will result in a stable democracy there — more hope than there in for democracy in Iraq — though Americans are almost as likely to be pessimistic as optimistic about Libya’s future. 36% think a stable democracy will emerge there; 36% do not. 

Nearly half are pessimistic about the future in Iraq. 

Economist/YouGov poll archives can found here.

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