Growing Support for Campaign Against ISIS – and Possible Use of U.S. Ground Troops

Growing Support for Campaign Against ISIS – and Possible Use of U.S. Ground Troops. Pew Research Center. February 24, 2015.

The public has grown more supportive of the U.S. fight against ISIS, as about twice as many approve (63%) as disapprove (30%) of the military campaign against the Islamic militant group in Iraq and Syria. Last October, 57% approved and 33% disapproved. The possibility of sending U.S. ground troops to the region is more divisive, although the idea draws more support than it did four months ago. Currently, about as many favor (47%) as oppose (49%) sending U.S. ground troops to fight Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria; in October, 39% favored the idea and 55% opposed it. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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