Opinion Poll about the expected US strike to Syrian Regime forces
The poll took place between 1-5 Sep 2013 with a sample of 1800.
It was aimed at a varied segment from 18 to 65 years old
Women made 40% of the sample, and under 65 amounted to 65%
The Poll was restricted to Syrians in liberated areas, but included some Syrians in Turkey and Egypt
1- Do you think the strike will be a punishment or will overthrow Assad’s Regime ?
38 % Yes it will be limited and not overthrowing 684
15 % it will overthrow him 270
47% it will weaken him and Syrians will complete overthrowing him 846
2- Do you think the US administration is serious about striking Assad’s Regime ?
41% yes it is serious 732
31% No it is manoeuvring and hesitant 552
28 % not clear nor definite 516
3- Will the American strike if it took place be aimed at Assad targets or exceed them to Jihadis like Nusra front and Iraq and Sham State ?
23% will only target Assad414
48% will strike Assad and Jihadis870
29% will strike Jihadis and aim a limited strike to Assad 516
4- What is the expected scene following Regime fall, whether by US strike or internal forces
10% civil war between opposition and loyals 174
41% chaos for a long time and appearance of war lords 738
49% chaos for months and gradual transition through integration of fighters into regular army
5- Is there a possible US-Russian deal to avoid military strike through an organized coup d’etat to overthrow Assad and keep the Regime ?
15% strong possibility 270
58% weak possibility 1044
27% not likely 486