70% of Americans Oppose Obama’s Plan to Arm Syrian Terrorists

Syrian rebels flash 'victory signs' in Aleppo

The numbers have actually gone up as Americans have learned more about the Sunni side of the Muslim religious war taking place in Syria.

Broad majorities continue to oppose the U.S. and its allies sending arms and military supplies to anti-government groups in Syria. Last Thursday’s announcement that the U.S. would aid the rebels has not increased public support for action, and majorities of all partisan groups are opposed.

Overall, 70% oppose the U.S. and its allies sending arms and military supplies to anti-government groups in Syria; just 20% favor this. Opinion is little changed from December of last year (24% favor) and support is down slightly from March, 2012 (29% favor).

Despite fawning media coverage of the Free Syrian Army, most Americans don’t seem to be convinced.


60 percent say Syrian opposition groups may be no better than the government.

Among Dems opposition falls to 52 percent. But still a majority. Among Republicans, it hits 64 percent. Independents broadly oppose by 74 percent.

Even supporters are fairly weak.

More than half (56%) of those who favor arming rebels agree with the statement that U.S. military forces are too overcommitted to get involved in another conflict, and 55% agree that the opposition groups in Syria may be no better than the current government. However, far larger majorities agree that it is important for the U.S. to support people who oppose authoritarian regimes (76%) and that the U.S. has a moral obligation to do what it can to stop the violence in Syria (75%).

Except the violence won’t stop.


  • Manaphy

    Yet Israel and Nutty-Yahoo (Netanyahu) support a war with Syria (that is, a U.S. war with Syria), and that is enough reason for America to get into war according to the Israel/Zionist Lobby in congress, which has a monopoly over U.S. foreign policy. So in the future, watch the U.S. and other white countries go to war with Syria and Iran just for Israel’s sake.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Got any evidence or is this just another purely anti-Semitic rant?

  • DogmaelJones1

    “Except the violence won’t stop.” And the polls won’t stop Obama from doing it anyway. He’ll just ignore the polls. Soon the boots on the ground in Jordan with the Patriot missile battery will grow to thousands of boots and heavy armor and flying missions. The man is determined to destroy.

  • Texas Patriot

    It’s a grim situation, Daniel. No one in Washington knows what to do about it. No one. So rather than do nothing, they just keep on doing the same old, same old inappropriate things, which only make things worse. We’re all in the same boat, and we’re all headed for the same waterfall. And nothing you can say or I can say seems to make any difference. Funny, huh?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “And nothing you can say or I can say seems to make any difference.”

      Don’t be so fatalistic. Why do you suppose people are waking up at all?

  • John Edward Coleman

    Why do I see Iran Contra written all over this conspiracy ??
    The Holy Allah ” OBAMA ” has his name written All Over It !!

  • John Edward Coleman

    Only when !! all of the American Citizens Know !!!

    How many American Troops have been SHOT or BLOWN to pieces By OUR OWN Weapons !!! { and it is going to happen Again } will we GET RID OF THIS so called President !!

  • John Edward Coleman

    IF !!! you were to ask the average ?? American ??? ” how much aid has Obama Given to Syria ” ?? This may be a close ratio ! please take into consideration the following :

    19 % can’t read English, 60 % have never served in OUR Military ,
    20 % don’t give a Damn , 1% have the Capacity to at least know when we are being Brain Washed !!!! I am Proud to say ; I fit into the latter of that 100%

    any more questions ???

  • John Edward Coleman

    By the way ! JUST IN CASE Anyone gives a Damn ?? It’s over $ Eight Hundred Million US Dollars == $ 800,000,000.00 !! Did I get the correct # of Zero’s ????
    PS, >>>>>>>
    I Do Not Mind Criticism !!! I find it Very Refreshing !

  • Flowerknife_us

    If Obama stated we had an obligation to protect the Christian Minority from the Harm the Two other warring factions are inflicting, Then I’m all in. No fly Zones, Boots and Armor for defense until such victims are safely removed. Why should the Mexicans be the only ones given the Red Carpet Treatment???

    Until Hell freezes over, let the other Arab States uses their own Armories.

  • antonio