Polls show American opinion on Syria is “complicated”

Polls show American opinion on Syria is “complicated”
Polls show American opinion on Syria is “complicated”

Polls show American opinion on Syria is “complicated”

As the Obama administration considers military action in Syria, it remains unclear exactly where the American public stands on the issue. In most recent polls Americans have said that involvement in Syria is not in the U.S. national interest and that they do not favor military intervention. But they’ve also said that the use of chemical weapons would change things. Scott Clement, a pollster with the Washington Post, helps us take stock of American public opinion. Plus, Yaser Tabbara, a Syrian American lawyer and activist and George A. Lopez, a professor of peace studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame, join us to discuss what military intervention in Syria could mean. (Photo: AP Images).