According to a new Pew poll, Americans overwhelmingly oppose arming the Libyan rebels 66% to 25%.
Here's an excerpt of the Pew poll results:
"Two weeks after U.S. and NATO forces began military operations in Libya, the public's reaction to the situation remains mixed. Half (50%) say the United States and its allies made the right decision in conducting airstrikes in Libya, while 37% say it was the wrong decision - a balance of opinion virtually unchanged from a week ago.
"However, despite President Obama's speech to the nation explaining the justifications for military engagement last Monday, an increasing percentage say that the military action lacks a clear goal - 57% today, up from 50% a week ago. And by an overwhelming 66%-to-25% margin, most say they would oppose the U.S. and its allies sending arms and military supplies to the anti-government groups in Libya."
Interestingly, in our unscientific Global Public Square online poll, 86% of you supported arming the rebels (roughly 61,000 votes) while 12% of you opposed doing so (9,000 votes). Here is our informal poll:
What does this say about our Global Public Square audience?