60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll: September Edition

Check out the results and weigh in!

Welcome to the 60 Minutes/ Vanity Fair Poll for September. The first Monday in September is Labor Day which pays tribute to the American Worker featuring parades, cookouts and sporting events. It also has come to symbolize the end of summer (which doesn't actually occur until September 23rd). It is a time for new beginnings such as a new school year for millions of students and new seasons for college and professional football. For many it signals a return to a more traditional schedule both at work and home. It is also the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, a day that Americans will never forget. As our nation faces many daunting challenges, let us hope that we can rekindle and recapture that feeling of national unity and sense of common purpose that prevailed in the aftermath of that tragic day. And now our poll results...

Only eight percent of Americans would describe Pakistan as a staunch U.S. ally. Twenty-one percent call it a treacherous U.S. enemy, 24 percent don't know and 47 percent believe that even Pakistan doesn't know. In 1939 Winston Churchill said this about Russia, "I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. The key is Russian national interest." It appears that the same may be said of Pakistan.


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