A recent poll revealed that most Americans approve of the missile strike carried out against Syria. It shows, however, that only 1 in 5 are for sending in ground forces for any further military actions.
According to the survey conducted by CBS News, fifty-seven percent of the respondents indicated their approval of the attacks ordered by the Trump administration as a reaction to the nerve gas attack by Syria’s al-Assad regime. While a mere 18 percent said they were in favor of ground troops being sent to fight in Syria.
Moreover, the poll reveals that U.S. President Donald Trump got a slight boost in approval ratings, with 43 percent. Those who disapprove comes to 49 percent.
Around seventy percent believe that the president needs to get authorization from Congress for any additional military action against al-Assad’s forces.
It would be interesting to note that the past administrations efforts in getting the blessing of congress for an armed engagement in Syria, either against the ISIS terror organization or al-Assad’s government, were futile.
Former President Obama had issued a “red line” ultimatum regarding chemical weapons which, nonetheless, Bashar al-Assad continued to defy.
Besides, presently, congress is on a two-week recess.
One thousand and six (1,006) U.S. adult respondents were polled by CBS News from April 7 to 9, with a possible margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.