On April 6, President Trump authorized an airstrike against a Syrian air base in response to President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons on civilians. This was an abrupt about-face for Trump. In one tweet in September 2013, he chided then-President Barack Obama for being a “very foolish leader” for contemplating an attack on Syria, warning that “many bad things will happen the U.S. gets nothing.”
The Maryland Critical Issues Poll was conducted from April 12th-17th, 2017 and fielded by Nielsen Scarborough. The poll covers multiple issues ranging from the Trump Presidency to the border wall, the role of Russia in the U.S. election, immigration, and much more. Below please find links to the actual questionnaire, a report on the key findings, and a graphic study of the poll.
(Via Professors Shibley Telhami and Stella Rouse, the director and assistant director of the Critical Issues Poll):