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Half of Americans oppose broad military action in Syria, poll finds

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By 50 to 42 percent, more Americans say the United States should not take broad military action against the Syrian government for its alleged use of chemical weapons, according to an NBC News poll released Friday.

The public is more open to President Obama's proposed limited airstrikes to undermine Syria's chemical weapons capability, but nearly eight in 10 believe he should be required to win congressional approval before using military force.

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