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68 Percent of Americans Support Airstrikes on Libya

10:31 AM, Mar 23, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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A new CBS poll finds that 68 percent of Americans support President Obama's airstrikes on Libya, while only 26 percent disapprove. CBS reports:

Nearly seven in ten Americans support the use of military air strikes in Libya in order to protect civilians from attacks by Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, a new CBS News poll finds.

In a survey taken on Sunday and Monday, following Saturday's first round of U.N.-sanctioned missile and air strikes aimed at Libya, 68 percent of Americans said they approved of the military action. Just 26 percent said they disapproved.

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