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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Johnson's Approval Rate Rises

August 5, 1964
Johnson's Approval Rate Rises

Opinion polls indicate 85 percent of Americans support President Johnson's bombing decision. Numerous newspaper editorials also come out in support of the President.

Johnson's aides, including Defense Secretary McNamara, now lobby Congress to pass a White House resolution that will give the President a free hand in Vietnam.

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