Public Largely Opposes Syrian Airstrikes

9-3-13 #1

September 3, 2013

Few See U.S. Military Action Discouraging Chemical Weapons Use

Overview

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 new national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Aug. 29-Sept. 1 among 1,000 adults, finds that Obama has significant ground to make up in his own party. Just 29% of Democrats favor conducting airstrikes against Syria while 48% are opposed. Opinion …read more

Source: Pew Research

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