More Americans Think Terrorists Are Winning Than Ever Before

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter
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The number of Americans that think terrorists are winning has reached its highest point since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a survey released Monday found.

According to the CNN/ORC poll, just 18 percent say the United States is winning the war on terror while 40 percent say terrorists have the upper hand, 40 percent say neither side and 2 percent have no opinion.

The nation largely disapproves of the way President Barack Obama has handled terrorism with 60 percent saying they disapprove and 38 percent approving.

Forty-seven percent of those polled say they approve of Obama’s overall job performance while 52 percent gave him a negative outlook.

In the wake of the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, only 17 percent say they have “a great deal” of confidence in the administration to protect citizens from future acts of terror.

The country is split at 49 percent on whether or not to send ground troop to Syria and Iraq to fight Islamic State.

The results are consistent with other recent surveys.

poll conducted by Gallup earlier this month shows most Americans list terrorism as the number one threat to the country.

The survey was conducted from Dec. 17-21 by the phone interviews of 1,018 U.S. citizens and leaves a margin of error of plus of minus 3 percent.

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