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07 September 2013

New Poll Suggests Saxby Chambliss (R) & Michelle Nunn (D) Out of Touch with Georgians on Syria

Friday evening, WSB-TV (Atlanta) released a poll conducted by Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone gauging the support of military action in Syria.

The survey of 650 active Georgia voters said 54.4% oppose authorizing military action in Syria. In addition, 55% of Georgians disapprove of President Obama's handling of possible military action in Syria.

Flying in the face of these poll results that suggest a majority of Georgians oppose attacking Syria are Republican Saxby Chambliss and Democrat Michelle Nunn. Both Nunn and Chambliss support the United States intervening in the Syrian civil war.

"I believe that we must come together and I would join with our two Georgia Senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, in supporting a limited, defined, and strategic military action to be outlined and carried out by our military leadership," Nunn said in a statement [Malloy, Daniel (6 September 2013). Michelle Nunn backs Syria strike. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved on 7 September 2013].

U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R - Georgia), the ranking member on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said, "It is time for the United States to act in a serious way, and send a clear message to Assad and his allies that the world will not tolerate chemical or biological attacks. Continuing to do nothing is not an option. Short of putting troops on the ground, I believe a meaningful military response is appropriate."