Election 2012

Americans Want Less Foreign Intervention

Even a majority of Republicans agree

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Observing Election 2012, you'd think that the incumbent's greatest failings on foreign policy have been excessive passivity and reluctance to assert America's influence abroad. That's the critique Mitt Romney has been making. At various times in the campaign he's faulted President Obama for failing to get more involved in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Iran. Its a critique that resonates with Republican foreign policy establishment and neoconservatives. But voters don't buy it.

Quite the contrary.