As a range of foreign crises confront the Obama administration, more of the public thinks the U.S. does "too little" to solve world problems, according to a Pew/USA Today poll released Friday.


The percentage of the public saying the country does too little has almost doubled since November, from 17 percent to 31 percent. Thirty-nine percent say the U.S. does too much. 

Democratic former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump defends indicted GOP congressman GOP lawmaker says he expects to be indicted over FBI investigation Why it's time for conservatives to accept the 2020 election results and move on MORE has been arguing for a more engaged U.S. presence in the world, ahead of a possible presidential run, in contrast to possible opponent Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulVaccine 'resisters' are a real problem Democrats fret as longshot candidates pull money, attention Journalist Dave Levinthal discusses 'uptick' in congressional stock trade violations MORE (R-Ky.), and, to some extent, President Obama. 

Despite the overall increase in those saying they want the U.S. to do more, 24 percent of Clinton's own party say the U.S. does too little, compared to 36 percent who say too much. For Republicans 46 percent say too much and 37 percent say too little.

Fifty-four percent of the public says Obama is "not tough enough" when it comes to foreign policy. The recent crises seem to have taken a toll, as that's up 13 points from September 2012, and up three points from November 2013. 

One of those crises is the spread of the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Sixty-seven percent say the group is a "major threat" to the U.S.

That's more than the 59 percent for Iran's nuclear program, 53 percent for tensions between Russia and neighbors, 48 percent for China and 48 percent again for climate change.