A majority of Americans say the U.S. should send ground troops to Iraq and Syria to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to a CNN/ORC survey released Sunday night.
In the poll conducted before the San Bernardino shooting last week, 53 percent said the U.S. should send ground troops to fight ISIS.
The survey, released as President Obama delivered his prime time speech Sunday on terrorism, found 68 percent believe the U.S. military response against ISIS hasn’t been aggressive enough.
Two-thirds said they disapprove of Mr. Obama’s handling of ISIS and 60 percent said they disapprove of his handling of terrorism in general, up 9 percentage points since May.
On ground troops, 36 percent who said they lean Democratic said the U.S. should deploy ground troops and 69 percent of people who lean Republican said the same.
Fifty-two percent of Democrats, 66 percent of independents and 90 percent of Republicans said the U.S. military strategy isn’t aggressive enough.
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