Poll: Majority Says Obama Hasn’t Made Convincing Case On Syria

AP

As President Barack Obama prepares to make his case for military intervention in Syria before a national television audience on Tuesday, a new poll indicates that a majority of Americans have been unpersuaded by the administration thus far.

The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that 54 percent of Americans do not think Obama has made a convincing case “about the need for the U.S. to take military action against Syria,” while just a third said that he has. A similarly large majority — 57 percent — said they disapprove of Obama’s handling of the situation in Syria.

As other recent polls have also shown, the NBC/WSJ survey found a healthy majority of Americans opposed to military action in Syria. Fifty-eight percent said Congress should vote against a resolution to authorize the use of military action against Syria while 33 percent indicated they support the resolution.

 

 

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