According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, only 9 percent of Americans believe the United States should take military action in Syria. This makes Syrian intervention less popular than Congress which is currently enjoying a 15 percent approval rating.
The Washington Post reports:
Only nine percentof respondents said that the Obama administration should intervene militarily in Syria; a RealClearPolitics poll average finds Congress has a 15 percent approval rating, making the country’s most hated political body almost twice as popular.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll was taken Aug.19-23, the very same week that horrific reports emerged strongly suggesting that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons against his own people, potentially killing hundreds or even thousands of civilians. If there were ever a time that Americans would support some sort of action, you’d think this would be it. But this is the lowest support for intervention since the poll began tracking opinion on the issue. The survey also found that 60 percent oppose intervention outright with the rest, perhaps sagely, saying that they don’t know.