Pollster Scott Rasmussen, who had an excellent record in the 2004 cycle and who asks interesting and innovative questions, asked respondents if they consider themselves part of the antiwar movement.
Some 23 percent said they did, and 61 percent said they did not. Among Democrats, 36 percent said they were part of the antiwar movement and 40 percent said they were not. Among Republicans, only 7 percent said they were part of the antiwar movement and 84 percent said they were not. So Democrats are closely divided and Republicans are clearly united on this question, as is the case on questions Rasmussen asked last yearlike whether this is basically a fair and decent countrythat tested Americans' belief in American exceptionalism, the idea that this country is different and special. The Democrats' division poses a problem for Democratic politicians; the Republicans' unity makes handling the antiwar movement easier for them.