Poll: Only 23 Percent Say Obama Has Clear Plan To Fight Islamic State

Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on November 22, 2015, on the sidelines of the 27th Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) Summit. Obama and his counterparts from China, India, Japan and elsewhere are meeting in Kuala Lumpur for two days of talks hosted …
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Americans are increasingly skeptical of President Obama’s plan to defeat Islamic State terrorists, according to a new poll by CBS News.

Only 23 percent of Americans say that Obama has a clear plan for fighting ISIS while 66 percent believe that he does not have a clear plan. Eleven percent of respondents didn’t know or provided no answer.

Obama has spent the last week defending his carefully executed air campaign complete with military forces on the ground in an advisory role.

But even 45 percent of Democrats polled by CBS agree that he does not have a clear plan to succeed against ISIS.

Fifty percent of poll respondents favored the suggestion that the United States send ground troops into Iraq and Syria to fight ISIS and 63 percent believed that ground troops would be necessary to eliminate the threat posed by ISIS.

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