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53 percent say the United Nations has the responsibility to intervene militarily in “trouble spots.”

41 percent say President Obama will order military action against the Syrian government.

41 percent say a U.S. president must always get congressional approval to use military force.

38 percent say the approval is not necessary during emergencies.

28 percent approve of the way President Obama has handled the Syria situation.

Source: An Economist/YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults conducted Aug. 31 to Sept. 2

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