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Behind the Numbers: September 2, 2007 - September 8, 2007

No Deferral Necessary

Four and a half years into the Iraq war, there's no groundswell to move away from an all-volunteer fighting force. In a Gallup poll out today, only 18 percent said the United States should return to the military draft. Late last year, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) advocated restoring compulsory military...

By Jon Cohen  |  September 7, 2007; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Polls  
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Virginia's Two Warners

Senator John Warner's announcement that he will not seek a sixth term in office virtually cements Virginia's status as a 2008 battleground state. The race to fill Sen. Warner's seat is likely to be one of the hottest in the nation. With Virginia more favorable towards Democrats than it has...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  September 4, 2007; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Post Polls  
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