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Mon Sep 9, 2013, 04:35 PM

POLLS: Fully 71% of Republicans now oppose launching Syria airstrikes,up from 55 % from last week.

Opposition to Syria airstrikes rises as Republicans shift sharply against action

By Scott Clement, Published: September 9 at 3:00 pm


As President Obama launches a media blitz to build public support for a military strike against the Syrian government, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds Americans moving in the reverse direction, with Republicans leading a growing legion in opposition.

More than twice as many Americans oppose launching airstrikes against Syria as support such action, 64 to 30 percent. Overall opposition jumped five percentage points from 59 percent in a Post-ABC poll last week, but the largest change in the survey was among Republicans. Fully 71 percent of Republicans now oppose launching airstrikes, up from 55 percent last week.

While showing little shift from last week, nearly seven in 10 independents remain opposed (69 percent), as do 55 percent of self-identified Democrats. As in the previous survey, there is no political or demographic group in which a majority supports military action in Syria.


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A separate Pew Research Center-USA Today poll also found wide and growing opposition to airstrikes in Syria. In that survey, opposition grew 15 points from the previous week and 30 points among Republicans, mirroring the shift in Post-ABC results. A CNN-ORC survey found 59 percent saying Congress should not pass a resolution authorizing military action, over six in 10 independents and Republicans opposing such a move.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/09/09/opposition-to-syria-airstrikes-rises-as-republicans-shift-sharply-against-action/

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Reply POLLS: Fully 71% of Republicans now oppose launching Syria airstrikes,up from 55 % from last week. (Original post)
Catherina Sep 2013 OP
MisterP Sep 2013 #1
Catherina Sep 2013 #2
Avalux Sep 2013 #3
KoKo Sep 2013 #4
PennsylvaniaMatt Sep 2013 #5
Pretzel_Warrior Sep 2013 #6
Tx4obama Sep 2013 #7

Response to Catherina (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 04:38 PM

1. oh lord, guess which self-identified column *didn't* change

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Response to MisterP (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 04:43 PM

2. Election Day Suicide n/t

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 04:45 PM

3. It's mind-boggling that Republicans would vote AGAINST the neocon agenda.

That's how much they hate Obama.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 04:59 PM

4. I thought that was surprising, also.

I guess I'm in the Independent column now. Who are these Democrats who worked hard to get the Bush Years reversed with their votes? They are supporting more BUSH stuff?

I just don't get it.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 05:00 PM

5. And yet, if we had President McCain or President Romney....

71% of Republicans would support full military intervention in Syria, boots on the ground and all.

Hypocrisy at its finest right here.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 05:00 PM

6. oh goody!! Obama has turned Republicans antiwar! He's a miracle worker!

 

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 05:40 PM

7. Don't forget that MANY folks that participate in polls do not know much, like folks in video below

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