The Washington Times - August 27, 2013, 09:35AM

“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.

The numbers:


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.