July 11, 1966 : Public opinion approves bombing of North Vietnam

Introduction

A Harris survey taken shortly after the bombing raids on the Hanoi-Haiphong area shows that 62 percent of those interviewed favored the raids, 11 percent were opposed, and 27 percent were undecided. Of those polled, 86 percent felt the raids would hasten the end of the war. The raids under discussion were part of the expansion of Operation Rolling Thunder, which had begun in March 1965.

Article Details:

July 11, 1966 : Public opinion approves bombing of North Vietnam

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    July 11, 1966 : Public opinion approves bombing of North Vietnam

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/public-opinion-approves-bombing-of-north-vietnam

  • Access Date

    November 24, 2017

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    A+E Networks