Americans back air strikes on Islamic State, wary of long haul: poll

September 13, 2014 1:37 AM

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Americans back air strikes on Islamic State, wary of long haul: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans support President Barack Obama's campaign of air strikes against Islamic State militants but have a low appetite for a long campaign against the group, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Friday.

Sixty-four percent of people in the online survey said they backed the campaign, which Obama said in a televised address this week is being escalated and spread beyond Iraq to Syria. Twenty-one percent were opposed and 16 percent said they did not know.

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