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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.
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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
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The unrest in the Middle East is caused by a lack of power. You can overthrow this dictator, but must maintain a presence to keep power and keep ISIS away. 2 years ago from a Republican in Pemberville, OH
Not at this time. 2 years ago from a Republican in Babson Park, FL
It's not our business. 2 years ago from a Republican in Ashburn, VA
Not yet. But diffently have a strategy to defeat him when the time is right. 2 years ago from a Republican in Long Beach, CA
Syrians should overthrow their own government. 2 years ago from a Republican in Aurora, CO
We should support his removal. But whether this should be done directly by the US or not can be debated. 2 years ago from a Republican in Burnsville, MN
No, we should stay out of other countries' governments. Bashar Al Assad is a good president for Syria. 2 years ago from a Republican in Jordan, MN