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Syria: Readers split on military engagement in Syria over chemical weapons use

The largest share of poll respondents endorsed what the U.S. government, with French and British allies, ultimately did late Friday -- launch dozens of missiles at Syrian targets related to weapons delivery and production. A sizable 44 percent favored no further U.S. military intervention in the country.

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POLL: U.S. military retaliation in Syria in the event of chemical-weapons-use confirmation — should it happen?

With possible chemical-weapons use by the Syrian government again being reported and investigated by the international community and President Trump threatening missile strikes and/or further measures, what's your view on expanded U.S. military engagement in the country?

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POLL: Where do you stand on gun purchasing restrictions?

Are further restrictions on gun purchasing needed? As debate grows over the issue in the wake of the Florida school shooting, another in a line of massacres, this poll asks for your thoughts on purchasing restrictions, enforcement of existing laws and more.

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Trump’s progress report: Favorable to mixed for readers

At the anniversary of Donald Trump's first year in office, we asked readers how they felt he was doing so far -- results were largely favorable, with some qualifiers around the ELD mandate and his governing style.

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POLL: What’s your take on Trump’s first year in office?

With Donald Trump's first year as President in the books -- and with a brief government shutdown nearing an end -- what's your take on the first year? Good, bad, indifferent? Weigh in here.

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POLL: What’s the most important aspect of tax reform?

What would you most like to see Congress achieve with tax reform? With House and Senate attempting to get a tax bill done before the end of the year, choose your most-preferred priority here to weigh in.

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DACA program should be preserved in some form, slight majority says

A 51 percent majority of Overdrive readers are in favor of preserving some form of relief from threats of deportation for participants in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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POLL: What should ultimately happen with DACA?

With former President Obama's executive order establishing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought here as children were shielded from deportation. Trump is phasing out the program -- what should happen next, whether Congressional action, an administrative reversal or nothing at all?

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Good move, bad timing: Majority of readers approve of FBI director’s firing

In the immediate wake of President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey last week, most readers weighed in on the side of it being the right decision, though the president didn't go without criticism himself.

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POLL: Did Trump make right decision in firing FBI Director James Comey — or not?

Amid an ongoing FBI investigation, among others, into ties beyond Trump campaign associates and Russian interests during last year's election, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, citing his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation last year. What's your view: right decision or not?

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