Over all, 56 percent disapprove of the president’s handling of the Syrian crisis so far, and 33 percent approve. There are sharp partisan differences on the president’s performance: 52 percent of Democrats approve of how he is dealing with Syria, while 77 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of independents disapprove.Earlier: Reuters-Ipsos doing a daily tracking poll, which has shown growing opposition to the Syria bombing every single day lately--proving the claim that the more people learn the less they like it, the opposite of what Obama hoped. Today the results show 2 to 1 opposition--about 51% to 26%. And there's a new Gallup poll, taken entirely after the Obama/Kerry offensive began. It's a little more friendly, at 51% to 36% but still clocks in at the most unpopular U.S. military action in years. Unlike the recent Pew and ABC surveys it showed Dems slightly favoring the action.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Polls Continue to Hit Obama on Syria Strike
Monday update: New poll from McClatchy-Marist: 56% oppose striking Syria. AP-Ipsos: 61% want Obama's request to Congress turned down. ABC/Wash Post: 64% oppose a strike. New poll from Pew shows widening opposition. Now 28% for a strike, 63% against. NYT just out tonight with its new poll showing 3 in 4 feel Obama has not clearly explained why he wants to hit Syria.
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