The likely opinion shift on Syria

Conventional wisdom claims that public opposition is one of President Obama’s prime impediments to obtaining congressional approval of military action against Syria.

It shouldn’t be.

Not that public opinion is unimportant; it is rather that public attitudes have proven remarkably malleable in such circumstances. Indeed, in every case on record, support for military action has surged after hostilities begin, regardless of the level of initial support. [cont.]

Mark Mellman (Mellman Group), The Hill

Recent polls: Syria