Illegal: Trump’s Syria Attack Trampled Many Laws — As the media hails Trump’s missile strike on Syria there has been almost no attention to either the truth about its justification or the myriad of laws violated in its execution
APRIL 10, 2017
US Support for Syria Strikes Rates Low in Historical Context
- 10 other military actions assessed since 1983 had majority support
- Only action with lower approval was Libya in 2011, at 47%
- 82% of Republicans approve, compared with 33% of Democrats
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ support for the military strikes against Syria last week is historically low compared with reactions to previous U.S. military actions. Fifty percent of Americans approve of the missile airstrikes, while 41% disapprove. Ten percent have no opinion.
Over Eight in 10 Republicans Approve
Reactions to the missile strikes President Donald Trump ordered are much more positive among Republicans (82%) than among Democrats (33%) nationwide.
|GALLUP, APRIL 7-8, 2017|