Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20744
 
Many in Bay Area Share President Obama's Thinking on Syria, But Still Oppose Military Action There:

SurveyUSA interviewed 800 San Francisco area adults immediately following President Obama's 09/10/13 speech to the nation. Of the adults, 357 watched the President's speech and were asked the questions that follow.

 
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+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes45%52%38%33%39%51%61%36%55%43%57%44%45%36%53%39%43%51%46%
No54%47%60%64%59%48%38%62%44%57%43%48%54%64%44%60%57%49%52%
Not Sure2%1%2%3%2%1%1%3%1%0%0%8%1%0%3%1%0%0%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%25%27%19%55%45%53%7%17%22%19%56%22%21%41%29%
 
 
2Did you agree with ... almost all of what Obama had to say? Some of what Obama had to say? Or almost none of what Obama had to say?
357 Who Watched SpeechAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Almost All44%46%42%42%32%46%54%37%50%48%42%32%45%24%56%21%37%47%49%
Some 37%27%50%26%58%30%36%42%33%32%30%44%47%48%32%44%27%38%37%
Almost None18%27%6%28%10%22%10%19%17%20%19%22%7%28%11%35%36%14%12%
Not Sure1%0%3%4%0%1%0%2%0%0%9%2%0%0%2%0%0%1%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Watched Speech100%57%43%22%22%31%26%44%56%52%9%17%22%15%65%18%20%46%29%
 
 
3Having 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?
357 Who Watched SpeechAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Stay Out Of It49%52%45%59%42%51%44%50%48%44%44%70%46%62%43%62%52%51%47%
Bomb Only22%25%18%9%21%32%21%15%27%23%20%17%25%24%24%15%23%24%23%
Bomb / Send Ground Troops9%8%9%17%16%2%4%16%3%6%17%2%16%4%10%8%11%3%6%
Not Sure20%15%28%15%21%14%32%18%22%27%19%11%13%10%23%15%14%21%24%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Watched Speech100%57%43%22%22%31%26%44%56%52%9%17%22%15%65%18%20%46%29%