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Gallup: 53 Percent Against Boots on the Ground for ISIS

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By    |   Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 01:14 PM

A majority of Americans remain opposed to a boots-on-the-ground strategy in the fight against Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Syria and Iraq, a new poll shows.

The Gallup survey finds 53 percent are against sending ground troops to those countries, while 43 percent support that kind of anti-ISIS strategy there.

"Despite the changing battle landscape and alterations in [President Barack] Obama's approach over the past year, Americans' views on the use of ground troops have not significantly changed," the pollster said in an analysis of the results.

In a Gallup polling in September 2014, 54 percent of respondents were opposed to sending ground troops into those countries, while 40 percent were in favor.

The margin of error in the latest survey is 4 percentage points.

In other findings:
  •  56 percent of Republicans and 54 percent of conservatives support sending ground troops to Iraq and Syria.
  •  41 percent of moderates, 39 percent of independents, 31 percent of liberals, and 37 percent of Democrats favor boots-on-the-ground.
"The fairly low level of Americans' support for deploying ground troops could be related to their reluctance to engage in another major military commitment in Iraq, or elsewhere for that matter," the pollster's analysis states.

"A majority of Americans continue to describe the Iraq War as a mistake," they added, referring to a June poll finding

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