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American Public Opinion Polls: ISIS

Do you think that the Islamic extremist group ISIS poses a real national security threat to the United States?
(Fox News, April 2015)

  Total
Yes
81%
No
17%
Don't know
2%

Last month, President Obama asked Congress to approve a resolution (AUMF) specifically authorizing the use of military force against ISIS. This new authorization would be limited to three years in length, repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq, and prohibit the “use of the United States Armed Forces in enduring offensive ground combat operations.” Should Congress approve this resolution?
(William & Mary, TRIP Poll, March 2015)

  Total
Yes, Congress should pass the AUMF to fight ISIS in it's current form
52.3%
Yes, Congress should pass an AUMF to fight ISIS, just not in it's current form
27.7%
No, Congress should not pass any AUMF
14.7%
Don't know
5.3%

Regardless of your answer to the previous question, assuming Congress does approve a new Authorization for Use of Force (AUMF) against ISIS, which of the following limitations should be included?
(William & Mary, TRIP Poll, March 2015)

  Total
A provision preventing the use of U.S. forces in "enduring offensive ground combat operations"
42.6%
A provision limiting the authorization to a specific amount of time
51.0%
A provision repealing the 2002 AUMF against Iraq
54.5%
Other
5.8%
None of the above
18.9%

Is taking military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria in our national interest or not? (NBC News/the Wall Street Journal, September 2014)

  Total
Yes, military action against ISIS is in our national interest
61%
No, military action against ISIS is not in our national interest
13%
Do not know enough to have an opinion
24%
Not sure
2%

Have you read, seen, or heard the news coverage about the beheadings of American journalists by the terrorist group called ISIS?  If your answer is yes, have you heard a lot or just some about this? (NBC News/the Wall Street Journal, September 2014))

  Total
Yes, I have heard and seen a lot of coverage about this
59%
Yes, I have heard and seen some coverage of this
35%
No
6%
Not sure
<1%

Now, more specifically, should US military action against ISIS be limited to only air strikes, should it include both air strikes and American combat troops on the ground, or should US military action not be taken at all? (NBC News/the Wall Street Journal, September 2014))

  Total
Limited to air strikes only
40%
Include both air strikes and combat troops on the ground
34%
US military action should not be taken either way
15%
Not sure
11%

Sources:NBC News/the Wall Street Journal

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