57% ap­prove of airstrikes on Syria

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — David Sherfin­ski

Most Americans say they ap­prove of the re­cent airstrike cam­paign in Syria, but fewer say they want to see ground troops in­volved in any fur­ther mil­i­tary en­gage­ment, ac­cord­ing to a poll re­leased Mon­day.

Fifty-seven per­cent said they ap­prove of the strikes, which were or­dered by Pres­i­dent Trump in re­sponse to a sus­pected chem­i­cal weapons at­tack by Syr­ian Pres­i­dent Bashar al-As­sad, the CBS News poll said.

How­ever, just 18 per­cent said they would want to see ground troops sent in go­ing for­ward.

Mr. Trump’s job ap­proval rat­ing im­proved slightly in the sur­vey, to 43 per­cent, with 49 per­cent dis­ap­prov­ing.

Seven in 10 said they think Mr. Trump should get au­tho­riza­tion from Congress be­fore any fur­ther ac­tion against Syria. Congress is also cur­rently on a two-week re­cess.

Pushes for con­gres­sional ap­proval to en­gage in Syria, both to fight the Is­lamic State ter­ror­ist group and to re­spond to Mr. As­sad, failed dur­ing the for­mer Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The sur­vey of 1,006 U.S. adults was con­ducted from April 7-9, with a po­ten­tial sam­pling er­ror of plus or mi­nus 4 per­cent­age points.

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