How Was the Following 1965 Exchange Between a Johnson Aid

Question 32
Multiple Choice

How was the following 1965 exchange between a Johnson aid and Lyndon Johnson-who was both escalating the war in Vietnam and a close watcher of the polls-illustrative of the volatility of public opinion: The aid told Johnson: "we have overwhelming public opinion on our side." Johnson replied, "Yes, but for a very underwhelming period of time." A)Two-thirds support for the war in 1965 turned into two-thirds opposition in 1968 B)Two-thirds opposition for the war in 1965 turned into two-thirds support in 1968 C)Two-thirds support for the war in 1965 remained two-thirds support in 1968 D)Two-thirds opposition for the war in 1965 remained two-thirds opposition in 1968