In a nationwide poll of American adults conducted last weekend, as the U.S. and allied forces began a military operation against Libya, CBS News found that a majority of Americans support President Obama’s handling of the situation in Libya.
Fifty percent of respondents said they approved of how Obama has handled the situation, compared to 29% who disapproved. Additionally, 21% said they had no opinion.On Friday, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling for a no-fly zone over Libya. Over the weekend, American and European forces launched air and missile attacks targeting Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s military installations.
Two-thirds of Democrats surveyed backed the president in the CBS poll, while 43% of Republicans and Independents said the same.
The CBS poll was conducted March 18-21 among 1,022 adults nationwide. It has a margin of error of 3.0%.