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Hill Poll: Voters say no to aid for Syrian rebels and US attack on Iran

Julian Pecquet
The Hill [1]
March 5, 2012

Most likely voters don’t think the United States should get involved in Syria despite the worsening crisis there, according to a new poll for The Hill.

More than half — 57 percent — of respondents say the Obama administration should “leave the situation alone,” while only 25 percent think the United States should “get more involved” in helping rebels in their fight against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

The Pulse Opinion Research poll of 1,000 likely voters was taken Thursday, just as rebels were retreating from a key center of resistance near Homs following weeks of shelling by government troops.

The poll also found public opinion sharply split on Israel ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House on Monday, but less negative regarding President Obama’s policy toward the Jewish state than a similar poll found last September.

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