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Forget What Media are Saying About Syrian Refugee Crisis, THIS is What Americans are Saying

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

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    The first major survey of Americans on terrorism and refugees was released today, and while Republicans and Democrats have predicable opinions on Obama’s policies, Independents are roundly against the President.

    According to a NBC News/Survey Monkey poll released Wednesday evening, self-identified Independents side squarely with Republicans on the questions of increasing the number of Syrian refugees and migrants coming into the United States and the role of military force against ISIS.

    Among Independents:

    • 59% disapprove of increasing the number of Syrians allowed into the U.S., versus 40% who approve;
    • 55% favor “overwhelming military force” to defeat terrorism, versus 43% who say military action leads to more terrorism;
    • And 64% support sending additional ground troops to fight ISIS, versus 34% who oppose.
    Here are the results of Independents compared alongside Republicans and Democrats:

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    Over eight in 10 Republicans favor additional ground troops (84%) and aggressive military action (86%), as well as oppose increasing the number of Syrian refugees and migrants (81%).

    About six in 10 Democrats approve of a more generous resettlement policy (65%) and think too much military force will lead to more terrorism (60%). And only 54% of Democrats support sending more ground troops to Iraq and Syria, while 44% oppose the idea.

    The poll was conducted Sunday through Tuesday among 5,755 adults nationwide.