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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
Poll: Most Americans support Obama’s choice of diplomacy over military airstrikes in Syria
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By Pat Cunningham
Sept. 17, 2013 11:05 a.m.



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In light of all the recent rhetoric from political pundits, the results of THIS poll are somewhat counterintuitive, especially with regard to whether President Obama has shown leadership or weakness in dealing with Syria:

As U.S. and Russian diplomats reached an agreement over the weekend to dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, the public expresses support for a diplomatic approach to the crisis but is skeptical about its effectiveness.

By a 67% to 23% margin, the public approves of Barack Obama’s decision to delay military airstrikes and pursue a diplomatic effort to convince Syria to give up its chemical weapons. However, ...

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