U.S. Public Perceptions of Foreign Policy Positions of Presidential Candidates: Bush Supporters Misread Many of His Foreign Policy Positions
Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)
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As the nation prepares to watch the presidential candidates debate foreign policy issues, a new PIPA-Knowledge Networks poll finds that Americans who plan to vote for President Bush have many incorrect assumptions about his foreign policy positions. Kerry supporters, on the other hand, are largely accurate in their assessments. The uncommitted also tend to misperceive Bush’s positions, though to a smaller extent than Bush supporters, and to perceive Kerry’s positions correctly.