facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

Poll: Majority say congressional OK is needed for action in Syria

Aug. 30, 2013 at 8:29 AM   |   Comments

http://cdn.ph.upi.com/sv/em/upi/UPI-96861377865791/2013/1/ec4de6a6d1532e713cae616c2b938adb/Poll-Majority-say-congressional-OK-is-needed-for-action-in-Syria.jpg
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Fifty percent of Americans said they oppose the U.S. military taking action against Syrian President Bashar Assad while 42 percent support it, a poll indicates.

Nearly eight in 10 respondents said President Barack Obama should receive congressional approval before using any force.

NBC News said the public is more supportive of an intervention if the scope of the mission is limited to cruise missiles launched from naval ships, 50 percent versus 44 percent.

NBC conducted the two-day poll as the Obama administration considers intervening in Syria for the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons.

The Obama administration late Thursday talked to congressional leaders about military options. Earlier in the day, the British Parliament rejected a motion that urged an international response to the use of chemical weapons.

The NBC poll also indicates that Obama's overall job-approval rating has dropped a point since last month and is down to 44 percent, tied for his lowest mark in past surveys.

The poll was conducted Wednesday and Thursday, and consisted of telephone interviews with 700 adults. The margin of error was 3.7 percentage points.

Topics: Barack Obama
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
5-year-old girl in Idaho shot dead by another 5-year-old
2
Bill Clinton claims he could have killed Osama Bin Laden
3
Bachmann: Obama wants to use child immigrants for medical experiments
4
Army receives first advanced CH-47F helicopter variant
5
Utah man teaches 'homophones', fired for promoting gay agenda
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback