Only 18% in favor, ouch.
A majority of Americans oppose the US intervening directly in Syria, and most oppose US intervention even if the war spills over Syria’s borders.
The Obama administration announced today that it would begin providing arms to Syrian rebels fighting the Assad government, and is understood to be seriously examining creating a ‘no-fly zone’ in parts of Syria. No-fly zones would prevent the Syrian air force flying in these areas but would also require the US to bomb Syrian air defence installations, marking the first direct intervention in the civil war.
The latest research from YouGov shows that most Americans oppose arming the rebels and intervening directly, with 54% opposing intervention and only 18% supporting it.