When it comes to whether or not the President should attend the Olympic opening ceremony, however, respondents split; 47% say President George W. Bush should attend, and 46% say he should not. Seniors, minorities, and Democrats are somewhat more likely than others to say the President should stay away from the opening ceremonies; conservatives and Republicans are more likely to say the President should attend.
57% of Americans Say No to China Games
Despite the nearly 2:1 disagreement with China hosting the games, just 1 in 5 say the United States should boycott the games by keeping its athletes home, as it did during the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow. 23% back a boycott; 69% say U.S. athletes should participate in the Olympics, which begin August 8.
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