Welcome to the 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll for April. Spring is in the air, the economy is picking up steam and Americans are starting to focus on the November election and on the direction they want the country to go in.
Major League Baseball will open all across the country and will provide a happy distraction for millions of fans (Happy 100th Birthday to what John Updike described as "a lyric little bandbox" Fenway Park) April 16th is tax day for millions of American taxpayers and also when we celebrate Patriots Day this year, commemorating the "shot heard 'round the world" on the village green in Lexington, Massachusetts. Ironically, that battle was started in good part to do away with unjust taxation. The more things change.... and now our poll results for April.
Over 80 percent of Americans think it is either very or somewhat likely that U.S. forces will be seriously committed somewhere in the Middle East in the next two years. Only 13 percent don't think it is likely. After 10 years and two wars, war weary Americans seem to be resigned to even more conflicts in the Middle East in the coming years.