A recent survey revealed that Democratic voters are in favor of keeping the US troops in Syria while Republicans and independents prefer their removal. President Trump supporters favor the withdrawal of troops by 76 percent to 14 percent.
Glenn Greenwald wrote on The Intercept the numbers clearly defined the lines between those who prefer war over withdrawal:
“The numbers are stark: Of people who voted for Clinton in 2016, only 26 percent support withdrawing troops from Syria, while 59 percent oppose it. Trump voters overwhelmingly support withdraw by 76 percent to 14 percent.
“Among 2016 Trump voters, there is massive support for withdrawal: 81 percent to 11 percent”
The same pattern is observed among Democrat supporters in 2018 midterm elections – 28 percent support withdrawal while 54 percent oppose it – as opposed to the widespread support for withdrawal among 2018 GOP voters – 74 percent to 18 percent.
Huffington Post reported in January, a separate poll showed that Democrats prefer US intervention on questions pertaining to regime change, war and militarism:
“Those who voted for Democrat Clinton now said by a 42-point margin that the US had a responsibility to do something about the fighting in Syria involving ISIS while Trump voters said by a 16-point margin that the nation had no such responsibility.”
The same trend has been observed among GOP voters, whose support for intervention in Syria has decreased.
The result of a new Politico/Morning Consult poll showed Democrats’ support for ongoing military occupations outweigh Republicans’.
To the question “As you may know, President Trump ordered an immediate withdrawal of more than 2 000 US troops from Syria. Based on what you know, do you support or oppose President Trump’s decision?” 29 percent of Democrats responded either “Somewhat support” or “Strongly support”, while 50 percent responded either “Somewhat oppose” or “Strongly oppose”.
Republicans were asked the same question and they responded with 73 percent either somewhat or strongly supporting and only 17 percent either somewhat or strongly opposing.