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Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Obama’s Plan to Strike Syria

The Obama administration seems determined to take military action in Syria, but plan of action is completely at odds with the wishes of the American people.

According to a Reuter/Ipsos 60 percent of Americans say the United States shouldn’t intervene in Syria. By comparison just 9 percent of the public think Obama should take action against the Assad regime.

Even if proven that Assad used chemical weapons, a clear plurality of Americans would still oppose involvement. Just 25 percent would support intervening if chemical weapons were used while 46 percent still would oppose involvement.

This is just the latest poll to show that Americans have not interest in another military conflict in the Middle East. Polling by both Gallup and NBC/WSJ in June also found clear opposition to any military aid or military strikes.

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Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is now living in the Washington DC area. He created a politics and policy blog, The Walker Report (