Will U.S. put boots on the ground against ISIS? Americans say yes

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Nearly three-quarters of Americans don’t believe President Barack Obama when it comes to his declaration that the U.S. won’t put boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria in the fight against Islmaic State militants.

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll shows that 72 percent of Americans believe the U.S. will use ground troops, compared to 20 percent who say we won’t.

Additionally, 45 percent of those polled say they’re in favor of ground troops as long as top military commanders say it’s the best way to defeat ISIS.

Obama has repeatedly said ground troops are not an option and on Sunday while on WGN radio, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said he doesn’t anticipate ground troops being used while Obama is still in office.

“I think the president’s premise on this is right,” Durbin said. “We cannot, should not, will not do this alone. We are not going to send in combat troops, but we will coordinate and work with a multinational group that includes Arab and Muslim states that are trying to bring peace and order to the region.”

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