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As terror attacks on US forces in Mideast spike, Americans say Biden ‘too weak’ towards Iran, new poll finds

US Army soldiers fire an M119 Howitzer during a live-fire exercise at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, May 11, 2023. (US Army photo by Spc. Timothy VanDusen)

SAN DIEGO — U.S. President Joe Biden may have decisively won the Democratic primaries on Super Tuesday, giving him strong momentum to once again win his party’s nomination. 

But nationally, and in state after state, the latest opinion polls show that Biden is losing to former President Donald J. Trump.

And Trump’s lead is growing steadily. 

There are several reasons for this, political analysts say. 

Americans increasingly perceive Biden as weak and ineffective on economic, national security and border security issues.

They also see Biden as “too weak” and “unsuccessful” in dealing with the Iranian regime and its terror proxy forces in the Middle East. 

According to the Harvard Harris survey released last week, the overwhelming majority of Americans – fully 80% – say they believe American military forces in the Middle East are coming under relentless attack by terrorist groups.

Yet Americans are not happy with how Biden is handling these attacks.

Fully two-thirds of Americans (67%) say the U.S. should respond to such attacks with military strikes against terrorist groups in the region.

Only 33% say the U.S. should simply defend itself against incoming attacks and not go on the offense. 

But Biden has barely used military force at all, even though Iran and its proxies have launched hundreds of attacks on U.S. forces since Hamas and Hezbollah began attacking Israel on Oct. 7 of last year. 

More than half of all Americans – 54% – say Biden has been “too weak” in his response to such terror attacks against U.S. military forces in the Middle East.

Only 46% say Biden is “acting forcefully and appropriately enough against such attacks.”

As a result, only 39% of Americans believe Biden’s policy towards Iran has been “successful.”

By sharp contrast, 61% say Biden’s approach towards the terror masters in Tehran has not been successful. 

Joel C. Rosenberg is the editor-in-chief of ALL ISRAEL NEWS and ALL ARAB NEWS and the President and CEO of Near East Media. A New York Times best-selling author, Middle East analyst, and Evangelical leader, he lives in Jerusalem with his wife and sons.

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