31% Favor More Military Help to Syrian Rebels If Chemical Weapons Charges Are True
Monday, August 26, 2013
U.S. voters continue to show little interest in getting involved in the civil war in Syria despite new allegations that the Syrian government may have used chemical weapons against civilians.
Just 31% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States should provide increased military assistance to protect the citizens of Syria if it is confirmed that the Syrian government used chemical weapons. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that slightly more (37%) remain opposed to increased U.S. military assistance even if the use of chemical weapons is confirmed, while 33% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 23-24, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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