Poll: Americans Support Limited Action in Syria

Nearly eight in ten people said that President Obama should seek congressional approval before intervening

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A new poll from NBC released Friday shows that Americans are divided over U.S. intervention in Syria in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. Fifty percent of those polled by NBC said that they oppose military action and 42 percent said they support it. When asked if they favor a limited strike, like the use of cruise missiles fired from U.S. naval ships, 50 percent said they were in favor and 44 said they were against. Nearly eight in ten Americans polled said President Barack Obama should seek congressional approval before taking action. And only 21 percent said that an intervention against the Syrian government would be in the national interest of the United States.

[NBC News]

3 comments
gopoing
gopoing

not undecided or unsure ,...look around its more like 90% disapprove of military action regardless of what they are doing !!

SaneRepublican
SaneRepublican

I don't know one person, not ONE, in my family, neighborhood, or at work, who supports attacking Syria.  Assad is bad, but the rebels are backed by AlQaeda.  We really want to HELP them?  And AlQaeda  has been using chemical warfare in Yemen and no one cared, so they DO have the capacity to inflict this on Syrian citizens and make it look like Assad's side was responsible.  Toss in the rumor mill that says the attack was done by Saudi's who have been trying to get rid of Assad for a long time, and it gives the US an excuse to do their dirty work.   It is a Pandora's Box that needs to be kept CLOSED!

POSDCORB
POSDCORB

@SaneRepublican I do not know of anyone either.  Extreme liberal, moderate or conservative .. everyone believes it is insane and wrought with peril of ANOTHER useless middle eastern war that gains NOTHING but bloodshed and losses.  There is NO support for an attack on Syria

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