Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Pew Polls Reports a 40% Plurality of GOP Voters Oppose Bombing Syria

Here's the graphic which also serves as a link button to the underlying story.

What's most interesting is that opposition to military action runs strongly across party lines with either majorities or at least a plurality opposing U.S. military intervention in Syria's civil war, with self-identified independents reporting themselves as the most opposed at 50%  I would count the large majority the Don't Knows as being opposed in principle.

The only people who seem to be in favor of intervention are the American political class who have also crossed party lines, but, unlike the public at large, to back Humpty Dumpty Obama in his desperate (and I predict, ultimately unsuccessful) bid to save his crumbling credibility.


  1. I'm not surprised at the numbers - and you know when it turns to #$@%, the number of people opposed to the war will radically climb, making libertarians look really cool.

    1. Not so fast. There is nothing inherently "libertarian" with regards to opposition to War; thus there will be no redounding benefit to the culture.

      There are times when a Libertarian packs, times when he locks-up the kit. There are times for minding one's own business and times for engaging in War.

      For the record, this might not be the time for War. But either way, Syria certainly ain't the "existential threat" that would justify.