Most Nevadans Oppose National Guard Deployments To Iraq

According to a statewide poll published today, most Nevadans oppose National Guard deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Of 600 likely voters surveyed statewide, 67 percent opposed combat deployments to Iraq while 62 percent opposed such deployments to Afghanistan.

Conversely, 81 percent favored the Guard's mission of responding to in-state emergencies and 67 percent supported the Guard's role in protecting the U.S.-Mexico border.

Pollster Del Ali of Research Two-Thousand says the poll results reflect opposition to the Iraq war and support for Guard units being used at home.

The poll conducted by his company from August 14th through 16th has a four percent margin of error.

A breakdown shows the Guard deployments to Iraq are opposed by 90 percent of Democrats, 72 percent of independents and 42 percent of Republicans.

The same poll found that immigration is the third most important issue to likely Nevada voters when considering a presidential choice, behind only the Iraq war and terrorism.