New polling shows Americans approve of Obama's handling of the crisis in Libya, according to MSNBC.
A CBS News poll released on Tuesday indicates that half of Americans believe Obama's use of the military in Libya is justified. Twenty-nine percent disapprove and 20 percent have no opinion. Sixty-six percent of Democrats approve compared with 43 percent of Republicans.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corp Poll released yesterday shows 70 percent approval for U.S. military action. Just 27 percent opposed the President's strategy. Both organizations began polling the Friday after the U.N. Security Council authorized military action against the Libyan government.
Republicans and some Democrats in Congress are not as approving of military action. Republicans believe the President should have consulted more closely with lawmakers before implementing a strategy. Some Democrats are worried that the U.S. will be pressured to lead a wider fight for democracy over time. Obama has maintained that the U.S. will not stay in command for long.
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