62% of Brits Agree: U.S. Not Evil!


That's from a recent poll reported in the Manchester Guardian.

More findings include:

Today's ICM poll shows that 43% of voters say they welcome Mr Bush's visit, while 36% say they would prefer it if he did not come.

It also shows that that 62% of the electorate think that America is "generally speaking a force for good, not evil, in the world". Some 15% believe that the US is the "evil empire" in the world, according to the survey.

Opposition to the war in Iraq is also shown to have dropped by 12 points since September to 41% of the electorate. Those who believe it was justified has jumped from 38% to 47%.

Despite those findings, the best line in the story goes to anti-Bush London Mayor Ken Livingstone:

Claiming that the cost of policing for the visit would add ?2 to the average London council tax bill, Mr Livingstone said this morning: "I think most Londoners would be happy to give ?4 for him not to come."