President Trump’s airstrike against Syria may have earned him praise from the press, but Americans remain lukewarm about the encounter and millennials are heavily divided over the issue.
According to a Huffington Post/YouGov poll released on Sunday, 51 percent of all Americans supported the airstrikes while 32 percent opposed. Among millennials, however, the polls were much more divided, 38 percent were in favor of the strikes while 35 percent were against.
Millennials grew up through the Iraq War and are generally more inclined to oppose military intervention, but they’re not the only ones.
While supporters of President Trump overwhelmingly supported his actions, 86 to 9 percent, a heavy portion of his base found that he was moving away from his campaign promises. 49 percent said he was staying consistent with his past statements while 28 percent said he was not.
Trump’s base of supporters remained extremely divided, showing the growing rift in the GOP on foreign policy. Only 48 percent wanted America to be more engaged on the world stage, while 44 percent preferred Trump focus on domestic issues.
Additionally, 37 percent of Trump’s voters said the U.S. does not have a responsibility to engage in the Syrian civil war. Still split in half 39 percent said the U.S. has a responsibility to get involved.
Overall the divide seems evenly split between Trump’s base of “America First” voters and the standard Republicans who voted for him in the general election.