Poll Shows U.S. Backs Obama’s ISIS Plan but Doubts Its Success

President Obama (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD, AFP/Getty Images)
President Obama
(Photo: JEWEL SAMAD, AFP/Getty Images)

A new poll says President Obama has solid public support for his counter-terrorism plan against the Islamic State, but faces doubts as to whether it will destroy the militant group.

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg survey reports that 62% of voters support the decision to take action against the Islamic State, which controls large swaths of Syria and Iraq and threatens U.S. interests.

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The poll also says that 68% have “very little” or “just some” confidence that the plan will accomplish its goals to degrade and destroy the militants.

“The bottom line: The president has made his case to the American public, and like other presidents who faced war and peace issues, support usually follows,” said Democratic pollster Peter Hart, reports NBC. “The difference in this military encounter is that, right out of the box, Americans are skeptical if this will work.”

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SOURCE: USA Today – David Jackson

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