The verdict is in on President Trump’s post-air strike approval rating. The most recent poll from Gallup analytics company suggests that 40 percent of people approve of Trump’s actions so far, while 53% disapprove. The president is polling 5 percent higher than he was two weeks ago, suggesting that Americans increasingly support the job he is doing.
As reported by the Daily Caller:
That same poll — which surveyed 1,015 people — found that 50 percent approved of the missile airstrikes, while 41 percent disapprove. 82 percent of Republicans approved while only 33 percent of Democrats did.
President Trump ordered the strike is response to a “horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians,” by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
In an address to the American people, he explained, “I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched. It is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons. There can be no dispute that Syria used bad chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and ignored the urging of the U.N. Security cancel. Years of previous attempts at changing Assad’s behavior have all failed, and failed very dramatically. As a result, the refugee crisis continues to deepen and the region continues to destabilize, threatening the United States and its allies.”