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Syria vs. other U.S. interventions
Support among Americans for military action in Syria is on track to be among the lowest for any overseas intervention.
The latest Gallup Poll shows that 36% of Americans favor their country taking action, while 51% oppose intervention. 13% are unsure.
In the twenty years that the poll has asked this question, the 36% is among the lowest.
The U.S is contemplating a military strike against the Assad regime in Syria, which is accused of using chemical weapons against fellow Syrians.
In 1999, 42% of Americans favored intervention in Kosovo/the Balkans, while 59% were in support of military action in Iraq in 2003.