Friday, June 5, 2015

Half the Public Now Back Ground Troops to Fight ISIS

Half the public now supports sending ground troops to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as support for President Obama's strategy deteriorates, the latest IBD/TIPP poll finds.
This stunning finding highlights the growing concern about the recent successes of IS, including the fall of Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, both of which occurred before the survey started.
The poll, which was conducted last week, found that 50% now back sending ground troops into Iraq and Syria, while 44% oppose it. Last September, just 42% supported ground troops to fight IS, while 52% were opposed.
Even among Democrats, support has gone from 19% last September to 32% in the latest poll.
These results come despite Obama's repeated claims that his strategy is working, his pledge not to send ground troops into this fight and the public's perceived war weariness with the Middle East.
But the poll shows that Americans are deeply concerned about IS, with 75% saying the group poses "a serious and direct threat to the American homeland." That view is shared across all demographic, political and ideological groups.
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