Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Public Opposes Bombing Syria

From this morning's Situation Report, by Paul McCleary and Adam Rawnsley:
And here’s something to chew on. In a new University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll, researchers explored Americans’ views on ISIS and Syria. And they found that around 60 percent of those polled — 67 percent of Republicans, 53 percent of Democrats, and 67 percent of independents — would like to see the United States work alongside Russia in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria, according to FP’s Emily Tamkin.
Obama was prevented from bombing Damascus at the end of summer 2013 because of massive public outcry, which translated into pointed criticism from many members of Congress, both Democrat and Republican. It is good to see that not much has changed in the way of public opinion.

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