Voters tend to believe the radical Islamic State group (ISIS) is winning the war in Iraq but are much less supportive of putting U.S. combat troops in the fight than they were six weeks ago.
Just 25% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States and its allies are winning the war in Iraq, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Thirty-eight percent (38%) believe ISIS is winning.
Just as many (37%) are not sure
More from the poll:
Other poll findings include:
- 40 percent say the U.S. should send ground combat troops back to Iraq to fight ISIS, a drop of 12 percentage points from a similar poll in early February, while 34 percent are opposed.
- 66 percent say Congress should approve before any troops are sent in, 23 percent disagree, and 12 percent are undecided.
- 34 percent approve of how Obama is handling the conflict with ISIS, compared to 38 percent in February.
- 42 percent say Obama is doing a poor job of handling ISIS, an increase from 35 percent in a September poll.