OPINION: MacArthur Approved

A Gallup poll, taken after General Mac-Arthur's speech, found 54% in favor of MacArthur's proposals to blockade the China coast, bomb Red Chinese bases in Manchuria, and help the Chinese Nationalists invade the mainland. Opposed: 34%.

Only 30% thought that the U.S. should start an all-out war with Communist China, but 46% (v. 38% opposed) thought that Chiang Kai-shek's forces could defeat the Communists on the mainland if given supplies and logistical support by the U.S.

Should the U.S. defend Formosa from Communist attack? The vote was yes, 6 to 1.


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