February 14, 1970 : Gallup Poll released

Introduction

Despite an increasingly active antiwar movement, a Gallup Poll shows that a majority of those polled (55 percent) oppose an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. Those that favored American withdrawal had risen from 21 percent, in a November poll, to 35 percent. President Nixon had taken office in January 1969 promising to bring the war to an end, but a year later the fighting continued and support for the president’s handling of the war had begun to slip significantly.

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February 14, 1970 : Gallup Poll released

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    2009

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    February 14, 1970 : Gallup Poll released

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gallup-poll-released

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    November 23, 2017

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