The Sunday Independent/Millward Brown poll found that 49 percent of those responding disapproved of U.S. military access to Shannon Airport without a second UN mandate. Forty-three approved and 8 percent had no opinion.
The survey showed that 75 percent were dissatisfied with Bush’s performance. Overall, the invasion to secure Iraq’s disarmament and remove Saddam Hussein was opposed by 62 percent with only 29 percent approving.
However, with the Celtic Tiger boom having relied heavily on trans-Atlantic industrial investment, 54 percent believed it is in the country’s national economic interest to support the U.S. in its war against Iraq.
The poll was conducted among a sample of 1,075 adults representative of the 2.82 million voters. They were interviewed on a face-to-face basis in 100 sampling points on March 21.