Why Republicans can win the ISIS debate on anti-Obama bluster alone

These polls perfectly sum up the GOP's strategy

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A number of polls released in recent weeks suggest that a rapid shift is underway in American attitudes on foreign intervention, especially in the case of the Middle Eastern terrorist organization know as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A recent survey by the Pew Research Center shows that 54 percent of Americans believe the country does too little abroad, pinning much of the blame on the president's flaccid approach to foreign affairs.

So what is it about ISIS that has captured the American imagination? A CNN/ORC International poll released last week indicates that seven in 10 Americans believe the group possesses the resources to attack the United States, a remarkable turnabout in public sentiment for a terrorist organization that was virtually unknown just a year ago.

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