More Popular Issues
See how voters are siding on other popular political issues...
Results from Democrats
Last answered 12 minutes ago
Distribution of answers submitted by Democrats.
No, Assad is their elected leader and we have no right to overthrow the leaders of sovereign nations
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Dec 23, 2015. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
Choose a demographic filter
* Data estimated by matching users to U.S. Census data block groups via the American Community Survey (2007-2011)
Learn more about Overthrow of Assad
The Syrian Civil war began in the spring of 2011 after nationwide protests against the government of President Bashar al-Assad resulted in armed conflict. After rebels seized control of several major cities, ISIS forces moved in and took over control of many regions of northern Syria. The government of Assad responded by carrying out airstrikes resulting in over 70,000 civilian deaths. Proponents of overthrowing Assad argue that he is a brutal dictator who must be removed from power before he carries out any more atrocities on innocent Syrian civilians. Opponents of regime change, including President Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, argue that removing Assad will result in a power vacuum that will destabilize the Middle East. See recent President Assad news
More stances on this issue
We should stay out of conflict that are not our own. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Lloyd, FL
No, Assad is a brutal dictator but can only be removed by a diplomatic process and elections by the Syrian people. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Poway, CA
This is a regional decision and local governments should handle. Since they have terrorized in the us, we should continue air strikes against Isis. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Phoenix, AZ
We should not get involved in Syrian affairs. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Newtown Grant, PA
No, not directly. If the Syrian people are to overthrow him, we can support them, but we cannot fight this battle for them. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Huntington, WV
It's totally Un-American to instigate a regime overthrow just because our government wants to install a puppet government that aligns itself with U.S. ideologies. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Carmel, IN