More than 6 in 10 Americans believe President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden on Bob Dole: 'among the greatest of the Greatest Generation' Moving beyond the era of American exceptionalism The bully who pulls the levers of Trump's mind never learns MORE lacks a coherent strategy for combating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to a new poll.
Approximately 66 percent think Obama has no clear plan for defeating the terrorist organization, according to the CBS News poll.
Only 23 percent, meanwhile, say the president has articulated a definitive blueprint for fighting the extremist group.
Support for sending U.S. ground troops overseas to combat ISIS is also growing, pollsters found. Half of Americans now favor that outcome, a rise of 4 points since August.
Most Americans — 63 percent — are convinced U.S. boots on the ground are unavoidable for ultimately defeating ISIS.
Just 20 percent think airstrikes alone can eliminate the radical Islamist organization.
Monday’s poll also discovered Americans are nearly split over whether the U.S. should open its borders for Syrian refugees.
About 50 percent reject accepting displaced Syrians, versus 47 percent who would admit refugees under stricter screening measures.
Approximately 78 percent, meanwhile, say more rigorous vetting methods are necessary for the refugee system now.
President Obama has promised that the U.S. will let in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees by next year.
That plan is under fierce scrutiny, however, following the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and wounded more than 300 others.
The House voted last week that the U.S. should halt Obama’s refugee resettlement program until incoming Syrians can be properly assessed for potential terrorist threats.
Reports have emerged that one of the attackers in Paris entered Europe by posing as a refugee and using a Syrian passport.
CBS News conducted its latest sampling of 1,205 adults nationwide via cell and landline telephone from Nov. 19 to Nov. 22.