June 19, 2013
Opposition in the Pew poll is actually higher than ever before in the two-year-old civil war. And that’s even as much of the poll was conducted after the White House announced Thursday that the Syrian government had crossed the “red line” and used chemical weapons.
But while the red line was significant to the White House, it doesn’t seem to have altered the perceptions of the American people.
Numerous other recent polls show that Americans on both sides of the aisle are opposed to war in Syria.
Likewise, the Herald Scotland reports:
More pressure has been piled on David Cameron with a poll showing most Britons are opposed to arming the Syrian rebels ….
The Comres survey showed only 17% of people supported the UK Government arming the Syrian opposition to the Assad regime but 53% were opposed.