“Boots on the ground” may be a favorite phrase among journalists covering civil unrest in Syria. But it’s the least favorite among war weary Americans who do not support sending U.S. troops into Syria. Only 4 percent would support a ground invasion, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.
60 percent of Americans say the U.S. should not intervene in Syria’s civil war.
47 percent oppose sending arms to Syrian rebels; 27 percent support the idea.
46 percent would oppose U.S. intervention in Syria even if use of chemical weapons is proven; 25 percent would support intervention under those circumstances.
12 percent would support U.S. airstrikes to help the rebels.
11 percent would support a no-fly zone over Syria to ground its air force.
9 percent would support funding a multinational invasion of Syria.
9 percent say President Obama should “act” on the Syrian situation.
4 percent support invading Syria with U.S. troops.
Source: A Reuters/Ipsos poll of 1,448 U.S. adults conducted Aug. 19 to 23.