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Poll: 60 percent in US oppose strike on Syria

– Americans widely oppose launching missile strikes against the Syrian government for its alleged use of chemical weapons, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll that finds little appetite for military action across the country despite a growing drumbeat in Washington.

Nearly six in 10 oppose missile strikes in light of the U.S. government’s determination that Syria used chemical weapons against its people. Democrats and Republicans oppose strikes by double-digit margins, and there is deep opposition among every political and demographic group in the survey. Political independents are among the most clearly opposed, with 66 percent saying they oppose military action.

Broad opposition in the new poll contrasts with a Post-ABC poll in December that found most Americans saying they would be supportive of U.S. action if Syria used chemical weapons. At that time, 63 percent supported U.S. military involvement when it was a hypothetical situation.

The survey was conducted Wednesday through Sunday, as the Obama administration made its public case for military strikes and presented intelligence claiming “high certainty” that Syria’s government is the culprit in attacks.

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