Many Americans Believe Terrorists Are Winning
A new public opinion survey shows many Americans are not satisfied with the government's efforts to fight terrorism.
Forty percent of those asked said they believe terrorists are winning their fight against the United States.
The study by CNN and the Opinion Research Corporation was released on Monday, weeks after deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California.
Almost three-quarters of those asked criticized efforts by the administration of President Barack Obama to fight terrorists. In 2007, 61 percent of those asked were critical of the anti-terror efforts of then-President George W. Bush. Obama is a Democrat. Bush is a Republican.
The survey showed 55 percent of members of the Republican party believe Islamist militants are winning. Fifty-two percent of Democrats believe neither side is winning.
Almost 60 percent of Democrats asked said they were not happy with Obama's efforts. Seventy-nine percent of independents and 86 percent of Republicans said they were unhappy with the president's anti-terrorism activities.
ORC spoke to 1,018 adult Americans in the middle of December. Almost all of them were registered voters.
Forty-nine percent of those asked said they support sending American troops to fight Islamic State militants who now control large parts of Syria and northern and western Iraq. In the days after the attack in San Bernardino, a similar study showed 53 percent support for sending ground troops to fight the terrorists.
Americans disagree about what to call the strikes. Fifty-seven percent said the country is involved in a "military conflict." Forty percent said it should be called a "war." This level of disagreement is almost exactly the same as in September 2014.
Several recent public opinion polls have shown that Americans are more worried about security than the economy.
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1.opinion survey 意见调查
Review your opinion survey，before deciding how to convince indifferent or hostile listeners.
2.satisfied with 满意；满足
He is satisfied with the pleasant lust of arrogance.
3.fight against 对抗；斗争
The fight against inflation has been going on for almost two years.
They said the attackers were connected to a group targeted in raids on Sunday by anti-terror forces.
1.ORC spoke to 1,018 adult Americans in the middle of December. Almost all of them were registered voters.
in the middle of 在...中间
A beautiful stone fountain was set in the middle of the garden.
In the middle of his speech he reverted to the unemployment issue.
2.In the days after the attack in San Bernardino, a similar study showed 53 percent support for sending ground troops to fight the terrorists.
ground troops 地面部队
There are plenty of ways to use ground troops to surprise the enemy.
The enemy supported ground troops with gunships.
约四分之三的受访者对奥巴马政府打击恐怖分子所作出的努力嗤之以鼻 。2007年，约61%的受访者不满当时布什总统的反恐结果 。现任总统奥巴马是民主党，而前总统布什是共和党 。
调查还显示，55%的共和党人认为伊斯兰恐怖分子目前占上风 。52%的民主党认为双方势均力敌 。
受访人员里约60%的民主党人不认可奥巴马政府的努力 。79%的独立人士和86%的共和党人表示他们不满意奥巴马总统的反恐政绩 。
11月中旬，民意调查机构对1018位美国民众进行了采访 。这些人多数为已登记在簿的选民 。
49%的受访者称，他们力挺政府派遣军队打击现控制叙利亚以及伊拉克西部地区的“伊斯兰国”武装分子 。圣贝纳迪诺袭击发生之后有调查显示，53%的受访者希望派遣武装部队打击恐怖分子 。
美国人对所谓的空袭持不同看法 。57%的受访者表示，这会让美国卷入一场军事冲突 。40%的受访者称，这是一场残酷的战争 。这种分歧与2014年9月份的如出一辙 。