Libyan intervention marked by low level of public support 

Public opinion can always change, but so far it is not smiling on our Libyan adventure. Rasmussen has 34 percent favoring the intervention, whereas 48 percent want us to stay out.

Compare this with other wars, and the support they received at the outset:

Libya is unique among the conflicts above for the fact that it doesn't enjoy even plurality support. The conflict it is most like, Kosovo, did not enjoy any uptick in support.

It is fair to note that this isn't an apples-to-apples comparison. There is no Gallup data yet on Libya.

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