Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20745
 
Los Angeles Listens to President Obama; Wants USA To Stay out of Syria; Does Not Think Russian Proposal will Resolve Situation:

SurveyUSA interviewed 800 greater Los Angeles adults immediately following President Obama's speech to the nation 09/10/13. Of the 800 adults, 394 watched the speech and were asked about what should happen in Syria.

* A majority, 54%, say the USA should stay out of Syria.
* 59% of those familiar with the Russian proposal say the Russian proposal will not put an end to the Syrian situation.
* 52% see the Russian plan as a way to stall a United States military strike, and not as a genuine approach to solving the problem.

 
1Did you watch President Obama's speech to the nation tonight?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes49%59%39%36%52%48%72%44%58%47%63%52%41%51%55%42%55%51%49%
No50%40%59%64%47%49%26%56%40%52%37%47%59%48%45%57%44%48%50%
Not Sure1%0%1%0%0%2%2%0%2%1%0%1%0%1%1%1%1%1%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%29%22%16%62%38%42%8%36%14%27%43%29%25%40%26%
 
 
2Having heard the president make his case, what should the United States do about Syria? Stay out of it? Bomb Syria, but not send in ground troops? Bomb Syria AND send in ground troops? Or are you not sure?
394 Who Watched SpeechAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Stay Out Of It54%57%49%69%50%46%50%59%48%56%43%57%47%67%47%56%74%52%39%
Bomb Only31%34%26%17%40%31%31%30%31%27%51%29%30%20%39%24%17%33%40%
Bomb / Send Ground Troops5%2%8%9%3%3%4%5%4%5%4%5%5%6%5%3%5%2%10%
Not Sure11%6%18%4%7%19%15%6%17%12%2%10%19%8%10%16%4%14%11%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Watched Speech100%60%40%24%31%21%23%55%45%39%10%39%12%27%47%25%27%41%26%
 
 
3Are you aware of the Russian proposal to put Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons under international control?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes68%74%62%60%65%73%84%62%77%74%65%63%64%70%67%71%70%76%67%
No29%23%34%38%31%23%11%35%18%24%26%33%33%27%29%27%27%22%27%
Not Sure4%3%4%2%4%4%5%3%4%2%9%4%4%3%4%3%3%2%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%29%22%16%62%38%42%8%36%14%27%43%29%25%40%26%
 
 
4Do you think the Russian proposal will bring an end to the crisis? Or not?
542 Aware Of ProposalAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Will Bring An End To The Crisis28%28%27%23%32%29%28%27%29%26%17%31%32%30%32%21%25%32%22%
Will Not59%61%57%64%59%57%55%62%56%60%70%58%55%63%51%67%64%55%63%
Not Sure13%10%16%13%9%14%16%11%15%14%13%11%13%6%17%12%11%13%15%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Aware Of Proposal100%54%46%29%28%23%20%57%43%46%8%34%13%27%42%30%25%43%25%
 
 
5Is the Russian proposal really just a tactic to stall US intervention that will only delay a military strike? Or is it a genuine solution?
542 Aware Of ProposalAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Tactic To Stall52%54%50%53%53%51%52%53%52%53%64%50%48%58%47%53%63%47%50%
Genuine Solution30%34%26%33%25%35%27%29%31%35%23%27%21%27%34%27%23%34%34%
Not Sure18%12%25%15%22%14%21%18%17%12%14%22%30%15%18%20%14%20%16%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Aware Of Proposal100%54%46%29%28%23%20%57%43%46%8%34%13%27%42%30%25%43%25%