Tuesday, April 30, 2013

PEW Poll: Modest Support for Military Force If Syria Used Chemical Weapons

Survey: Some public support for US military action in Syria -- The Hill

There is more public support than opposition for U.S. military action in Syria if the reports of chemical weapons are confirmed, according to a new poll from Pew Research.

The survey found 45 percent of respondents supported military action against Syria, while 31 percent were opposed. Nearly a quarter of respondents, 23 percent, did not have an opinion or did not know.

President Obama has warned that the used of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Assad would be a “game changer,” although Obama has proceeded cautiously after the White House said there was some evidence a chemical attack occurred.

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WNU Editor: The PEW poll results are here. What's my take on these poll results .... I am actually surprised. After Iraq and Afghanistan you would think that the American public would be overwhelmingly hostile to any foreign military intervention in the Middle East ..... especially on the scale of Syria. Apparently not .... even though no one has made the case politically on why the U.S. should intervene.

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