64 Years Later, Americans Support The Bomb

Total disarmament--and end to nuclear weapons, period--is the White House's goal when it comes to nuclear weapons, but even as nuclear disarmament is a watchword of the post-Soviet and Islamic-terrorist era of global security, Americans support the decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II, by wide margins. From a Quinnipiac poll released today:

Sixty-four years after America dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, American voters say 61 - 22 percent, with 16 percent undecided, that it was the right thing to do, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Weaker support for President Harry Truman's decision is 49 - 29 percent among Democrats, 51 - 27 percent among women, and 50 - 32 percent among voters 18 - 34 years old, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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