Now only 34% say it’s likely that U.S. military involvement in Libya will be over by the end of the year, down slightly from last month. A majority of voters (51%) do not think the United States will be out of Libya by the end of the year, with 15% who say it’s Not At All Likely. Another 14% are not sure. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters are still following news stories on Libya at least somewhat closely, including 24% who are following Very Closely. Thirty-one percent (31%) aren’t following news reports on the country closely, but only five percent (5%) aren’t following at all.
Just 13% of Republican voters favor continued military involvement in Libya, compared to 25% of Democrats and 22% of voters not affiliated with either party.
Pay Pal founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel has given $1.25 million to an initiative to create floating libertarian countries in international waters, according to a profile of the billionaire in Details magazine.
Thiel has been a big backer of the Seasteading Institute, which seeks to build sovereign nations on oil rig-like platforms to occupy waters beyond the reach of law-of-the-sea treaties.