NBC released a poll tonight showing that the majority of Americans object to recent White House attacks comparing Iraq war critics to Hitler appeasers. Asked about the recent “appeaser” language, NBC’s Tim Russert said the poll showed this rhetoric “did not resonate with the American people.”
... WILLIAMS: But Tim, as we covered here, some of those speeches contain references—we heard Hitler, talk of the appeasers in the World War II era. Is there a measurement of how that went over or did not?
RUSSERT: It sure does. In our poll, it did not resonate with the American people. Comparing of the Iraq war to the Nazis, only 32 percent thought that was appropriate, 61 percent not appropriate.