Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20743
 
Many in Greater Fresno Share President Obama's Thinking on Syria, But Still Oppose Military Action:

SurveyUSA interviewed 800 Fresno area adults immediately following President Obama's 09/10/13 speech to the nation. Of the adults, 337 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+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes42%48%36%38%35%44%60%37%51%44%**43%33%41%49%39%41%50%40%
No54%49%60%55%63%54%38%59%48%54%**52%66%58%47%55%59%49%53%
Not Sure4%3%4%7%2%1%2%5%2%2%**5%1%1%4%6%0%0%7%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%37%24%23%16%61%39%47%4%40%8%37%38%21%38%34%19%
 
 
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?
337 Who Watched SpeechAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Almost All34%36%32%34%42%25%37%37%31%25%**44%34%10%57%30%12%46%51%
Some 30%24%37%18%30%35%40%22%38%30%**28%39%33%27%29%34%29%15%
Almost None35%39%29%45%28%40%22%38%31%45%**26%27%57%15%41%54%24%34%
Not Sure1%1%2%3%0%0%0%2%0%0%**2%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Watched Speech100%58%42%33%20%24%23%53%47%49%3%41%7%36%43%19%36%40%18%
 
 
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?
337 Who Watched SpeechAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Stay Out Of It54%56%51%50%47%65%54%49%60%61%**46%56%70%37%65%70%45%50%
Bomb Only29%31%26%30%44%20%23%35%21%20%**41%25%14%44%22%17%38%34%
Bomb / Send Ground Troops3%4%2%5%2%2%2%4%2%5%**0%2%5%1%5%3%2%8%
Not Sure14%9%21%15%7%13%21%12%17%14%**13%17%12%18%8%10%16%8%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Watched Speech100%58%42%33%20%24%23%53%47%49%3%41%7%36%43%19%36%40%18%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.