An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows that 61% of Americans say that taking military action against ISIS is in the interests of the U.S., while only 13% disagree, and 24% say they don’t know. It finds that 94% of Americans are aware of the beheadings of Sotloff and Foley, higher than any other news event the NBC/WSJ poll has measured in the last five years. Republican pollster Bill McInturff, who conducted the survey with Democratic pollster Peter Hart of Hart Research:
A very war-weary country … seems to have woken up to the real threat that ISIS may present. The beheadings are so chilling to the American public. The only things I think of equal impact are the self-immolations back in Vietnam.