PRINCETON, N.J. -- As President Bush and his advisers focus on when to begin a ground offensive in the Persian Gulf war, Americans strongly favor delaying ground action by continuing to rely on air power to do the job.
Nevertheless, according to the most recent Gallup Poll, most Americans thought the ground war would start soon, most continued to support Mr. Bush and U.S. involvement, and a majority felt the war should continue until Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was removed from power or his war-making capability was destroyed.
About three-quarters (74 percent) of Americans favored continuing to rely on air power to drive Iraq from Kuwait. Only 17 percent opted for an immediate ground offensive. Despite these attitudes, most (82 percent) thought the ground offensive would occur soon.