73% of U.S. voters worried about Obama’s lack of strategy for ISIS

Consortium of Defense Analysts

This is a follow-up on my post of Aug. 29, 2014, “Obama admin turns to Twitter crowdsourcing for foreign policy.”

Islamic State

On Aug. 28 in a press conference at the White House, Barack Obama admitted  he doesn’t have a plan or strategy for defeating the Islamic State (IS) militants, formerly called ISIS or ISIL, and backed away from imminent military action.

Americans are notorious for their inattention to politics, a phenomenon that’s been noted by political scientists for decades, which has engendered the expression “low-information voters.”

Surprisingly, a new poll finds that Americans — specifically those who say they are likely to vote — are paying attention to the menacing ISIS/ISIL Muslim militants who, two months ago, declared the installation of an Islamic State (IS) or Caliphate. As many as 79% of voters say they have been following recent news reports about the fighting in Iraq and Syria, with…

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