WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A new poll finds that a majority of Americans don’t think President Barack Obama has a clear plan to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
The latest CBS News Poll finds that 66 percent of Americans believe that Obama doesn’t have a direction on what to do to take out ISIS – a new high.
Only 23 percent of Americans believe Obama has a clear plan to take out ISIS.
Among political lines, 88 percent of Republicans and 45 percent of Democrats say the president doesn’t have a clear plan, compared to 7 percent of the GOP and 40 percent of liberals say Obama does.
Fifty percent of Americans back sending U.S. ground troops into Iraq and Syria to battle the terror group. However, 42 percent oppose sending ground troops to the Mideast to take on ISIS.
The poll also finds that Americans are essentially split on whether Syrian refugees should be allowed into the U.S. Forty-seven percent say they should be allowed after going through a screening process, while 50 percent believe they shouldn’t be allowed in the U.S.
However, a majority believe Syrian refugees need to go through a stricter security clearance process. Seventy-eight percent favored the stricter screening, while only 15 percent said it was not necessary.
More than half of U.S. states said they do not want to shelter Syrian refugees.
CBS News polled 1,205 people between Nov. 19-22.