Monday, September 29, 2014

President Obama's ISIS War Strategy Is Hurting Him Politically

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Public Strongly Backs Airstrikes Against Islamic State; Obama Struggles Politically -- Washington Post

More than 7 in 10 Americans support airstrikes against Sunni insurgents in Iraq, up from 45 percent when the threat of the Islamic State first became apparent in June. Support for action in Iraq and Syria spans Democrats and Republicans, with 9 in 10 saying the Islamic State poses a serious threat to U.S. interests. President Obama’s approval ratings continue to lag, especially on handling international affairs and immigration. Majorities see him as too cautious on international issues, and 52 percent view his presidency as mostly a failure.

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Update: Poll: Americans back airstrikes, but oppose use of U.S. troops in Iraq, Syria -- CNN

My Comment: U.S. Congressional elections are only a few weeks away .... that (and polls) is what Washington is focused on right now.

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