Less than ten percent Americans seek US intervention in Syria, more unpopular than Congress
Less than ten percent Americans seek US intervention in Syria,
Americans strongly oppose U.S. intervention in Syria’s civil war and believe Washington should stay out of the conflict even if reports that Syria’s government used deadly chemicals to attack civilians are confirmed, a Reuters/Ipsos poll says.
About 60 percent of Americans surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria’s civil war, while just 9 percent thought President Barack Obama should act.
Many headlines make the claim that the decision is even less popular than Congress, which has an approval rating around 15% according to the RealClearPolitics polling.
Support for the Syrian War is declining, even if President Assad uses chemical weapons on the citizens.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll, taken Aug. 19-23, found that 25 percent of Americans would support U.S. intervention if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces used chemicals to attack civilians, while 46 percent would oppose it. That represented a decline in backing for U.S. action since Aug. 13, when Reuters/Ipsos tracking polls found that 30.2 percent of Americans supported intervention in Syria if chemicals had been used, while 41.6 percent did not.
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US appears poised to move forward with support as the military stages itself in the region.