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Quinnipiac University. June 28-July 8, 2013. N=2,014 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.2.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation in Syria?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

6/28 - 7/8/13

33 48 19    

4/25-29/13

37 35 27    

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"Do you support or oppose the U.S. sending arms and military supplies to anti-government groups in Syria?"

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Support Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

6/28 - 7/8/13

27 59 13    

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"Do you think the United States should or should not use weapons which don't risk American lives, such as drones and cruise missiles, to attack Syrian government targets?"

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Should Should not Unsure    
% % %    

6/28 - 7/8/13

49 38 13    

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"Do you think it is in the national interest of the United States to be involved in the conflict in Syria, or not?"

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It is in
U.S. national
interest
It is not in
U.S. national
interest
Unsure    
% % %    

6/28 - 7/8/13

27 61 13    

 

Gallup Poll. June 15-16, 2013. N=1,015 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the Obama administration's decision to supply direct military aid to Syrian rebels fighting against the government in Syria?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

6/15-16/13

37 54 9    

 

Pew Research Center. June 12-16, 2013. N=1,512 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

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"Would you favor or oppose the U.S. and its allies sending arms and military supplies to anti-government groups in Syria?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
% % %    

6/12-16/13

20 70 9    

12/5-9/12

24 65 11    

3/7-11/12

29 63 9    

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"I'm going to read you some statements about the conflict in Syria. Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with each. (First,) [see below]: do you agree or disagree?"

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Agree Disagree Unsure/
Refused
   
% % %    

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"The U.S. has a moral obligation to do what it can to stop the violence in Syria"

6/12-16/13

49 46 4    

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"It is important for the U.S. to support people who oppose authoritarian regimes"

6/12-16/13

53 36 11    

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"U.S. military forces are too overcommitted to get involved in another conflict"

6/12-16/13

68 27 4    

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"The opposition groups in Syria may be no better than the current government"

6/12-16/13

60 25 15    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. May 31-June 4, 2013. N=1,022 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Do you think the United States has a responsibility to do something about the fighting in Syria between government forces and anti-government groups, or doesn't the United States have this responsibility?"

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Has
responsibility
Does not have
responsibility
Unsure/
No answer
   
% % %    

5/31 - 6/4/13

28 61 10    

4/24-28/13

24 62 14    

3/20-24/13

20 69 11    

12/12-16/12

27 62 11    

 

Gallup Poll. May 28-29, 2013. N=1,011 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

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"Do you think the conflict in Syria can be successfully resolved using only economic and diplomatic efforts, or not?"

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Can be Cannot be Unsure    
% % %    

5/28-29/13

27 58 16    

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"Suppose all economic and diplomatic efforts fail to end the civil war in Syria. If that happens, do you think the United States should -- or should not -- use military action to attempt to end the conflict?"

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Should Should not Unsure    
% % %    

5/28-29/13

24 68 8    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. May 17-18, 2013. N=923 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"In general, how concerned are you about the situation in Syria: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not very concerned, or not concerned at all?"

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Very
concerned
Somewhat
concerned
Not very
concerned
Not concerned
at all
Unsure
% % % % %

5/17-18/13

36 43 12 7 2

12/17-18/12

34 46 10 8 1

8/7-8/12

29 43 15 11 1

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"If the United States were able to present evidence that convinced you that the Syrian government has chemical weapons and has used them to kill civilians in that country, do you think the U.S. would or would not be justified in using military action against the Syrian government?"

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Justified Not
justified
Unsure    
% % %    

5/17-18/13

66 30 3    

 

Pew Research Center. April 25-28, 2013. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.7.

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"As I read a list of some stories covered by news organizations this past week, please tell me if you happened to follow each news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely. Charges that Syria has used chemical weapons against anti-government groups."

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Very
closely
Fairly
closely
Not too
closely
Not at all
closely
Unsure
% % % % %

4/25-28/13

18 25 24 33 1

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"If it is confirmed that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against anti-government groups, would you favor or oppose the U.S. and its allies taking military action against the Syrian government?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

4/25-28/13

45 31 23    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 24-28, 2013. N=965 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"How closely have you been following news about the ongoing violence in Syria? Would you say you have followed this very closely, somewhat closely, or not too closely?"

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Very
closely
Somewhat
closely
Not too
closely
Unsure/
No answer
 
% % % %  

4/24-28/13

10 29 60 1  

3/20-24/13

12 42 44 1  

12/12-16/12

18 39 42 1  

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Dec. 17-18, 2012. N=620 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

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"Here are some questions on a few actions that the U.S. and other countries might consider taking to assist the Syrians who are fighting against the government in that country.

"Would you favor or oppose the U.S. and other countries using military airplanes and missiles to try to establish zones inside Syria where the opposition forces would be safe from attacks by the Syrian government?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

12/17-18/12

43 52 5    

8/7-8/12

46 49 5    

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"And would you favor or oppose the U.S. and other countries using ground troops to try to establish zones inside Syria where the opposition forces would be safe from attacks by the Syrian government?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

12/17-18/12

30 68 2    

8/7-8/12

32 64 4    

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"Would you favor or oppose the U.S. and other countries sending weapons and other military supplies to the opposition forces who are fighting to remove the Syrian government from power?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

12/17-18/12

41 55 4    

8/7-8/12

48 47 4    

 

Pew Research Center. Dec. 5-9, 2012. N=1,503 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

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"How much, if anything, have you read or heard about recent political violence in Syria? Have you heard a lot, a little, or nothing at all?"

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A lot A little Nothing
at all
Unsure  
% % % %  

12/5-9/12

38 44 18 1  

3/7-11/12

36 39 25 1  

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"Do you think the United States has a responsibility to do something about the fighting in Syria between government forces and anti-government groups, or doesn't the United States have this responsibility?"

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Has
responsibility
Doesn't have
responsibility
Unsure    
% % %    

12/5-9/12

27 63 10    

3/7-11/12

25 64 11    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Aug. 7-8, 2012. N=1,010 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"As far as you are concerned, should the removal of the Syrian government from power be a very important foreign policy goal of the U.S., a somewhat important goal, not too important, or not an important goal at all?"

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Very
important
Somewhat
important
Not too
important
Not important
at all
Unsure
% % % % %

8/7-8/12

19 46 18 15 3

 

CNN/ORC Poll. May 29-31, 2012. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Do you think the United States has a responsibility to do something about the fighting in Syria between government forces and anti-government groups, or doesn't the United States have this responsibility?"

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Has
responsibility
Does not have
responsibility
Unsure    
% % %    

5/29-31/12

33 61 6    

2/10-13/12

25 73 2    

 

Pew Research Center. March 7-11, 2012. N=1,503 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Would you favor or oppose the U.S. and its allies bombing Syrian military forces to protect anti-government groups in Syria?" Form 1 (N=766)

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

3/7-11/12

25 62 13    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Feb. 10-13, 2012. N=1,026 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Do you think countries other than the United States have a responsibility to do something about the fighting in Syria between government forces and anti-government groups, or don't countries other than the United States have this responsibility?"

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Have
responsibility
Do not have
responsibility
Unsure    
% % %    

2/10-13/12

50 47 3    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. May 4-6, 2007. N=1,028 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"For each of the following countries, please say whether you consider it an ally of the United States, friendly but not an ally, unfriendly, or an enemy of the United States. Syria."

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Ally Friendly Unfriendly Enemy Unsure
% % % % %

5/4-6/07

5 27 35 19 14

12/15-17/06

8 23 29 28 12


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