- The Washington Times - Monday, June 1, 2015

More than 60 percent of U.S. voters say America and its allies are losing the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group and the U.S. is doing too much around the world, according to a new survey.

Sixty-four percent of U.S. voters say America and its allies are losing the fight against the group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, compared to 17 percent who think the U.S. and its allies are winning, according to results from a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.

And 64 percent of voters say America is doing too much around the world and should focus more on domestic problems, compared to 32 percent who say the U.S. must continue to promote democracy around the world.

“Americans, by a huge margin, believe the fight against ISIS is being lost,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll. “By a 2-1 margin, voters think the United States is too overextended and should focus on domestic issues.”

The Washington Times reported Sunday that almost 75 percent of U.S. bombing runs targeting the group returned to base without firing in the first four months of 2015, holding fire mostly because of a lack of intelligence in place on the ground.

The survey of 1,711 registered voters was taken May 19-26 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.

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