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Obama's Iraq policy gains bipartisan support, polls show
Obama's Iraq policy gains bipartisan support, polls show

Majorities of Republicans and Democrats say they support President Obama's plan for attacking Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, a rare bit of bipartisan backing for the president, two new polls show. Six in 10 Democrats and a slightly larger share of Republicans said they backed Obama's plan, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Monday. Self-identified independents were more skeptical, but overall, Americans supported Obama's plan by 53% to 29%, with 19% unsure, the poll found. The broad support comes despite public doubts that attacking the Islamic State organization would make  America safer. Fewer than 1 in 5 of those surveyed said they thought...

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