89% of Americans polled oppose Obama helping Syrian “rebels”

Helping them with your tax dollars to unilaterally overthrow Syria’s president and replace with the Muslim Brotherhood that is.

via As Syria war escalates, Americans cool to U.S. intervention: Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters.

(Reuters) – Americans strongly oppose U.S. intervention in Syria’s civil war and believe Washington should stay out of the conflict even if reports that Syria’s government used deadly chemicals to attack civilians are confirmed, a Reuters/Ipsos poll says.

About 60 percent of Americans surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria’s civil war, while just 9 percent thought President Barack Obama should act.

More Americans would back intervention if it is established that chemical weapons have been used, but even that support has dipped in recent days – just as Syria’s civil war has escalated and the images of hundreds of civilians allegedly killed by chemicals appeared on television screens and the Internet.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll, taken August 19-23, found that 25 percent of Americans would support U.S. intervention if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces used chemicals to attack civilians, while 46 percent would oppose it. That represented a decline in backing for U.S. action since August 13, when Reuters/Ipsos tracking polls found that 30.2 percent of Americans supported intervention in Syria if chemicals had been used, while 41.6 percent did not.

Taken together, the polls suggest that so far, the growing crisis in Syria, and the emotionally wrenching pictures from an alleged chemical attack in a Damascus suburb this week, may actually be hardening many Americans’ resolve not to get involved in another conflict in the Middle East.

The results – and Reuters/Ipsos polling on the use-of-chemicals question since early June – suggest that if Obama decides to undertake military action against Assad’s regime, he will do so in the face of steady opposition from an American public wary after more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

However, Obama does not appear to be feeling much pressure over Syria from the American people.

In this week’s Reuters/Ipsos survey of 1,448 people, just 27 percent said they supported his decision to send arms to some Syrian rebels; 47 percent were opposed. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points for each number.

About 11 percent said Obama should do more to intervene in Syria than sending arms to the rebels, while 89 percent said he should not help the rebels.

Obama is considering a range of options. The most popular option among Americans: not intervening in Syria at all. That option is backed by 37 percent of Americans, according to the poll.

16 thoughts on “89% of Americans polled oppose Obama helping Syrian “rebels”

    • Most are approving sending your tax dollars to arm Brotherhood, Hamas, al Qaeda in Syria & advocating doing much more – sending troops, heavy arms, etc. Click the “Syria” link tag below the post for much more.

      • And isn’t like they do not know; they know

        Dr. John Eibner
        CEO, Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA)
        House Committee on Foreign Affairs
        June 25, 2013

        excerpt:

        “Among the genocidal slogans heard during such demonstration were “Alawites to the tomb, Christians to Beirut,” and “We will drink the blood of the Alawites.” These mobs were not pro-democracy freedom fighters.”
        Victims recounted to me details of the religious cleansing of Christian neighborhoods in Homs and Qasair by armed jihadis who threatened them with death and the destruction of
        their property if they did not leave their homes. A Christian woman told me that before she fled Homs at the beginning of 2012, she had seen the beheading in broad daylight of an
        Alawite girl who was pulled off a public minibus by armed jihadis. Churches in Homs and Qusair have not only damaged as a result of the exchange of mortars by the Syrian army and
        rebel forces, but have also been desecrated after falling under the control of the armed opposition
        http://www.csi-usa.org/documents/EibnerWrittenTestimonySyria.pdf

  1. WHAT REPUBLICANS! They are all god damn COWARDS, WHIMPS AND RINO’S! That is why I will having nothing to do with them any more. Been one for 83 years and am tired of the INACTIVITY due to WALL STREET, THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, THE TRILATERAL GROUPS DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY by bowing down and KISSING ASS’S ALL OVER THE WORLD AND TO HELL WITH THE 300 MILLION CITIZENS OF THIS U S A! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

  2. Since when does that admin care what the Americans want? From my Christian missionary reports, it is the rebels that are killing civilians, slaughtering, raping and kidnapping Christians. obama is just evil; he is enraged because of his failed attempt in Egypt and is just trying to prove he can bring another Sharia law group into power. And heartbreaking he is using our miltary to do it. Our best hope is for the miltary to disobey orders. They should of done that with Libya, Yugoslavia…..Did he even bother to get Congressional approval? Probably not. Did any one see those photos of the so-called “victim”? They sure looked alive to me and like they just walked out of a designer clothing store. The is media propaganda at their finest to gather support for obama’s wars.

    Not a lot of love for Assad or any Islamic government but I am standing with him on this. it is his country and he has a right to defend it. Interesting there wasn’t 100,000 deaths before this conflict. And most of those rebels are not even Syrians. Will see how this plays out with Russia and iran. God help us

  3. Well, I will give Reuters a kudo on this “alleged” chemical attack “. Experts should investigate if those pictures are photo shopped and/or could even of been done by the rebels.
    Surprise israel is on the band wagon also, but then they are always on the edge of a no-win situation in the islamic world.

  4. A “Senior Administration Official” says there is ‘very little doubt’ that the Assad regime was to blame; well an Obama gangster would say that, wouldn’t he/she?
    Meanwhile, those traitorous turncoats McCain and Graham can’t wait to get the U.S. involved and get Assad out and Obama’s buddies (the muslim brotherhood) in!
    Hamfib, you’re so right! And Sulli, I too stand with Assad and Russia on this. hamas has been known to shoot their own people and blame it on the Jews to get support from the naïve, fickle western ‘leaders’, who are too stupid to see they are being duped by these so called ‘rebels’ who are even worse than hamas.

    • I can remember Shrillary visit to Assad a few years ago and come out gushing over him..yada yada. Same as obama and Gadaffi gushing over the Son of Africa (obama). Something just ain’t right with these minions. Me thinks they knew too much. obama is sure working for some high sharia law guru.

      OT but I want to know what happened to Gadaffi’s 144 tons of gold and our TARP money in the Libyan Bank that disappeared. Yeah, I know good luck with that.

    • And don’t even try to contact the committee via the net. I tried everything and if a Senator or Rep is not from the state you live in some will not accept out of state email. I did manage to draft a letter to fax and you can call their number. But we know how that works out. Best is signing a petition drive. The ACLJ, (not the ACLU) is excellent about getting lots of sigs…

  5. President Obama goal is to leave our nation in a defenseless position by sending troops into these Islamic nations without approval of Congress.. Have you all not realized he acts when Congress is not in session.

    Obama’s gutting of the military has long been the goal as with meeting with Islamic groups inside and out of the white house. The Muslim Brotherhood has grown stronger within our nation since Obama has taken office and with the policies that Obama has placed concerning Islam in America, WE THE PEOPLE are being stripped of our constitutional rights and Islam is making all the gains.

    Time to seriously get the old timers out of their elected positions as they are one of the major problems we have in our nation today. 2014 should be a considered a clean house period in Washington DC.

    • Very few politicans understand the political culture of islam. There were a few voices like Bachman and Santorium and in various ways they were eliminated. Alan West is another but was disappointed with him at CPAC as if educating people might hurt his chances if he wants to run 2016. I haven’t heard Ted Cruz mention it. Wait, hope and see the GOP don’t pick another RINO loser.

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