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What America said in the polls this week

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They say no man's life, liberty or happiness is safe as long as the legislature is in session, so with September comes the return of Congress and who knows what else.

Whatever Congress does on Syria, Obamacare or a host of other issues, the American people appear to have some firm convictions about it all, as seen in Rasmussen Reports for the past week.

On Syria, for example, Rasmussen found barely a third of Americans view that Middle Eastern powder keg as a major U.S. national security interest:

"Despite President Obama’s insistence that the United States has proof of the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons against its opponents, just 37% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States should provide increased military assistance to protect the citizens of Syria. In part that’s because only 35% consider Syria a vital national security interest of the United States these days."

Something that may be a big red flag for congressional leaders and President Obama is this:

"Americans are more pessimistic about the U.S. job market than they have been all year. Only 25% now believe the job market is better than it was a year ago. Thirty-one percent (31%) think the job market is worse today than it was a year ago, the highest finding since December."

Go here for much more from Rasmussen surveys for the week past.

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Mark Tapscott

Executive Editor
The Washington Examiner