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President Obama seeks support for proposed military action in Syria

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President Obama's push for intervention in Syria his argument to strike in Is so far not convincing most Americans or key U.S. allies.

So President Obama announced from the G20 in Russia that he'll try Tuesday on prime time TV.

"I will make the best case that I can to the American people as well as to the international community to take the necessary and appropriate action," said the President

As he headed back home, that looked like a hard sell to Allentown, Pennsylvania resident and Syrian American Sarina Babione.

"I think it's a horrible thing to go after Syria," Babione said.

Opposition was equally as strong in Kansas City, Missouri.

"How can we afford another military action?" said one man.

The loudest voices are saying no.

Thru the website, Popvox, 98% say: don't strike Syria.

But co-founder, Rachna Choudry, says they're just more vocal.

"What we're seeing on Popvox is the people that have made up their minds and want to be heard by their members of congress, and they're weighing in opposition," said Choudry.

Assuming they can still win in congress, backers of striking in Syria are pushing back

"I frankly feel like if an atrocity goes unpunished you buy more atrocities, said Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia.

And the Senate today set a decision on Syria as soon as Wednesday.

But senate leaders admit the votes are not there, yet, to greenlight the strike the president plans.

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