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NBC poll: Nearly 80 percent want congressional approval on Syria

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Mark Murray
NBC News [1]
August 30, 2013

Nearly 80 percent of Americans believe President Barack Obama should receive congressional approval before using force in Syria, but the nation is divided over the scope of any potential strike, a new NBC News poll shows.

Fifty percent of Americans believe the United States should not intervene in the wake of suspected chemical weapons attacks by Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to the poll. But the public is more supportive of military action when it’s limited to launching cruise missiles from U.S. naval ships – 50 percent favor that kind of intervention, while 44 percent oppose it.

Read the full poll here (.pdf) [2]

The two-day survey was conducted as the Obama administration weighs launching strikes against Syria for the alleged use of chemicals weapons in its violent civil war, as well as amid growing demands by U.S. lawmakers that Congress should have a voice in any debate to authorize force.

Full story here. [1]


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[1] NBC News: http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/30/20256971-nbc-poll-nearly-80-percent-want-congressional-approval-on-syria

[2] Read the full poll here (.pdf): http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i//MSNBC/Sections/A_Politics/_Today_Stories_Teases/13336_NBC_Syria_Poll.pdf

[3] Poll: Americans do not want US involved in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/poll-americans-do-not-want-us-involved-in-syria.html

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[6] Amash: Syria strike ‘unquestionably unconstitutional’ without congressional approval: http://www.prisonplanet.com/amash-syria-strike-unquestionably-unconstitutional-without-congressional-approval.html

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