Poll: Confidence in War on Terror at all-time low

Polling data released by Rasmussen Reports shows that more Americans think the terrorists are winning the War on Terror than are the United States and its allies.

Since mid-2015, more than 40% of the public believes the terrorists are winning, compared to generally less than 30% who think the U.S./allies are winning.

The number who believe the terrorists are winning in recent months is the highest since polling on the topic began in early 2005, while confidence in the U.S. and allies is hovering near all-time lows.

During President Barack Obama's second term, a steady erosion in public confidence has occurred, with the percentage believing the terrorists are winning increasing from below 20% in late-2012 up to   about 45% in late-2015/early-2016.

Since mid-2014, more respondents have consistently said the terrorists are winning versus the U.S. and its allies.