Angry Population

In yet another new poll, ABC News reports that 57% of respondents are now “angry” about the Iraq war, up from 30% in 3/2003. Additionally,

Anger is up by 26 points among Democrats, and also by 21 points among Republicans (and by 29 points among independents). And it’s up by 20 points among war supporters, as well as by 21 points among war opponents.

On the one hand, this could mean that more people are now angry that we went to war. On the other hand it may simply reflect growing polarization: Democrats who were once ambivalent are now angry that we went to war; Republicans (e.g., the execrable Trent Lott) are angry that it’s going poorly, not that the war occurred.