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Vast Majority Opposed To US Strike in Syria

Posted Sep 12, 2013 at 7:52 AM by Maurice Berger

According to a poll by CNN/ORC International "even though eight in 10 Americans believe that the Bashar al-Assad regime gassed its own people, a strong majority doesn't want Congress to pass a resolution authorizing a military strike against the regime. . . . More than seven in 10 say such a strike would not achieve significant goals for the U.S. and a similar amount say it's not in the national interest for the U.S. to get involved in Syria's bloody two-year long civil war."

Americans Opposed To Military Intervention In Syria

Posted Sep 06, 2013 at 1:52 PM by Maurice Berger

A new Pew Research survey reports that President Obama "faces an uphill battle in making the case for U.S. military action in Syria. By a 48% to 29% margin, more Americans oppose than support conducting military airstrikes against Syria in response to reports that the Syrian government used chemical weapons." The breakdown in party affiliation shows most voters opposed: "Just 29% of Democrats favor conducting airstrikes against Syria while 48% are opposed. Opinion among independents is similar (29% favor, 50% oppose). Republicans are more divided, with 35% favoring airstrikes and 40% opposed."

Americans Oppose US Military Involvement In Syria

Posted Jun 07, 2013 at 12:55 PM by Maurice Berger

According to Gallup, 68% of "Americans say the United States should not use military action in Syria to attempt to end the civil war there if diplomatic and economic efforts fail, while 24% would favor U.S. military involvement." Here is Gallup's breakdown:

Suppose all economic and diplomatic efforts fail to end the civil war in Syria. If that happens, do you think the United States should -- or should not -- use military action to attempt to end the conflict? May 2013 results

Majority Oppose US Military Action In Syria and N. Korea

Posted May 02, 2013 at 9:33 AM by Maurice Berger

According to a new survey by the New York Times, most Americans oppose US military action in Syria and North Korea: "62% of the public say the United States has no responsibility to do something about the fighting in Syria between government forces and antigovernment groups, while just one-quarter disagree. Likewise, 56% say North Korea is a threat that can be contained for now without military action, just 15% say the situation requires immediate American action and 21% say the North is not a threat at all."