CNN poll: Americans are starting to think the terrorists are winning

The poll found that 52 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama's handling of the presidency and 60 percent disapprove of his handling of terrorism.

This is a sharp split from the last poll, in 2011, which saw 9% believe terrorists are winning, 44% thinking the U.S. is, and 45% saying neither.

In fact, a new CNN/ORC poll found that more Americans "are more likely to say that terrorists are winning the war against the United States than they have been at any point since the September 11 attacks".

CNN notes that among supporters of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, such feelings are that much more prevalent - 97 percent said they were dissatisfied and 91 percent said they were "somewhat angry".

U.S. President Barack Obama departs after delivering remarks on the recent shootings in San Bernardino, after meeting with victims' families at Indian Springs High School in San Bernardino, California December 18, 2015.

The president's numbers aside, 40 percent of Americans believe that the terrorists are winning in their fight against the United States (and everyone else).

The poll was conducted weeks after the San Bernardino massacre, in which 14 people were killed by a couple inspired by militant extremism.

The picture is even worse for the president when it comes to the war of terror. AQI was a jihadist network that coalesced in Iraq following the American invasion in 2003.

This general worry and dissatisfaction is seen in approval ratings of Obama's tenure and for his handling of terrorism and ISIS.

Obama's "handling" of Islamic State got an even lower rating, with 33 percent of respondents saying they approve of the job he has been doing, with 64 percent disapproving.

A new CNN/ORC poll says 75 percent of those surveyed are not satisified with how the USA is being governed. Forty percent call the strikes part of a war. Fifty-seven percent said the country is involved in a "military conflict". About half said they were at least moderately confident the Obama administration would protect Americans from future terrorism.

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