Poll: Most back airstrike, few see 'clear plan' for dealing with Syria
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A majority of Americans support the U.S. missile strike launched last week in Syria, but few think President Trump has a "clear plan" for how to deal with the situation in that nation, according to a new survey.
A Pew Research Center poll found that 58 percent of respondents approve of the U.S. launching the airstrike in Syria in retaliation for a chemical attack last week in northern Syria that killed dozens of civilians, with 36 percent disapproving.
Nearly 80 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning respondents approve of the airstrike, while Democrats and Democratic-leaning respondents are largely split on the issue. Forty-five percent of Democrats say they approve of the strike, compared with 48 percent who say they disapprove.
Still, 61 percent of respondents said Trump doesn't have a "clear plan for dealing with the situation in Syria." Just 32 percent said the president does have a clear plan.
The poll also found that 47 percent think the U.S. has a responsibility to take in refugees from Syria, compared to 48 percent who disagree.
The poll was conducted from April 7 to 11 among 1,062 adults. The margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.
The U.S. launched a missile strike last week on a Syrian military airfield after a chemical attack in northern Syria, allegedly carried out by the administration of Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to The New York Times.
A HuffPost/YouGov survey conducted recently found a slim majority of Americans support the Trump administration's decision to launch the strike. That poll found 51 percent of Americans supported the strike, while 32 percent opposed it.