the eastern Mediterannean poised to attack
Syria if the order is given.
Here are the latest numbers from a CNN/Opinon Research International taken September 6-8:
After reports that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons to kill civilians in that country, Congress is considering a resolution to authorize limited U.S. military action in Syria. The resolution only authorizes military action for 60 to 90 days and it bars the use of U.S. troops in a combat role in Syria. Do you think Congress should or should not pass this resolution?So, even if Congress were to approve, the majority of Americans say no to airstrikes. And less than a third are in the same camp as John Kerry, who says, just as President Obama has said, that the administration doesn't need authorization from Congress to launch an attack on Syria.
Should pass 39%
Should not pass 59%
No opinion 2%
Would you favor or oppose U.S. air strikes against military targets in Syria if Congress passes that resolution?
No opinion 2%
And would you favor or oppose U.S. air strikes against military targets in Syria if Congress does NOT pass that resolution?
No opinion 1%
Perhaps, while doing whip counts of congressional votes in this matter, The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, ThinkProgress, ABC and all the rest should ask members of Congress if they think the president has the authority to attack Syria without their thumbs-up.