CNN poll shows little support for U.S. strike on Syria

CNN poll shows little support for U.S. strike on Syria

CNN poll shows little support for U.S. strike on Syria

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 9 at 4:55 PM

WASHINGTON, DC - As President Barack Obama continues to push for a limited military strike on Syria, a new survey shows public opinion is against any action.

The CNN/ORC International poll released Monday shows 59 percent of those polled do not want Congress to authorize a strike against the Bashar Al-Assad regime, even though eight in 10 Americans believes that government gassed its own people.

More than seven in 10 say a military strike would not achieve significant goals for the United States and that same number says it's not in the national interest get involved in Syria's two-year long civil war.

In another CNN/ORC International poll, President Obama's approval rating on foreign policy has hit the lowest mark of his presidency.

The poll shows that only 40% of those surveyed approve of Obama's performance on foreign policy. That number has declined over the course of the year, from 54% in January. Only three in 10 approve of how Obama is handling the crisis in Syria, the poll indicates, and 63% disapprove.

On Capitol Hill, the Senate returns Monday from its month-long summer recess and is expected to take up the resolution.

Tuesday night, President Obama will talk to the nation in a live, prime time address.

13News Now asked viewers to weigh in on military strikes against Syria.  We asked do you support U.S. missile strikes against Syria?  88% of viewers said they oppose action and 12% said they support it.

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