An Islamic gunman walks past a pick up truck belonging to the "Raqa Regional Public Service" headed by the Islamic State (IS) group loaded with the wreckage of a Syrian government forces aircraft which was shot down by IS' militants over the Syrian town of Raqa on September 16, 2014. The plane crashed into a house in the Euphrates Valley city, the sole provincial capital entirely out of Syrian government control, causing deaths and injuries on the ground, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.AFP/Getty Images

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Q: Should Congress vote during the lame-duck session on a new Authorization for Use of Military Force to combat ISIS?

DEMOCRATS (85)

A gunman walks past a pickup truck loaded with the wreckage of a Syrian government forces aircraft that was shot down by Islamic State militants over the Syrian town of Raqa in September. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)Yes, and Congress should pass it: 33%Yes, and Congress should allow debate to get members on the record: 44%No: 23%

Yes, and Congress should pass it

"Foreign threats are not following an arbitrary calendar of events. Neither should Congress. Do the work."

"The American people, through their elected representatives, need a definitive stand against ISIS."

Yes, and Congress should allow debate to get members on the record

"The U.S. is at war against ISIS, and the Constitution says only Congress can declare war. Modern presidents have taken that power, and Congress must reassert itself."

"Congress should always debate and go on the record about the use of military force."

"A debate—even with lame-duck members participating—would be a clear signal that Congress has turned the page and is willing to be accountable to the people."

"Now that the election [is] over, it is time for all congressional members to actually stand up and be held accountable for their position. Hiding behind the president—not voting on this—is unacceptable."

"The escalation will be next. Congress can't keep ducking this issue."

No

"Let Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, and others put 'boots on the ground.' Time for the U.S. Army-for-rent to stand down."

"It's too soon to politicize a lethal foreign situation, though the president should ask for a vote if he intends to escalate it."

Q: Should Congress vote during the lame-duck session on a new Authorization for Use of Military Force to combat ISIS?

DEMOCRATS (85)

A gunman walks past a pickup truck loaded with the wreckage of a Syrian government forces aircraft that was shot down by Islamic State militants over the Syrian town of Raqa in September. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)Yes, and Congress should pass it: 33%Yes, and Congress should allow debate to get members on the record: 44%No: 23%

Yes, and Congress should pass it

"Foreign threats are not following an arbitrary calendar of events. Neither should Congress. Do the work."

"The American people, through their elected representatives, need a definitive stand against ISIS."

Yes, and Congress should allow debate to get members on the record

"The U.S. is at war against ISIS, and the Constitution says only Congress can declare war. Modern presidents have taken that power, and Congress must reassert itself."

"Congress should always debate and go on the record about the use of military force."

"A debate—even with lame-duck members participating—would be a clear signal that Congress has turned the page and is willing to be accountable to the people."

"Now that the election [is] over, it is time for all congressional members to actually stand up and be held accountable for their position. Hiding behind the president—not voting on this—is unacceptable."

"The escalation will be next. Congress can't keep ducking this issue."

No

"Let Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, and others put 'boots on the ground.' Time for the U.S. Army-for-rent to stand down."

"It's too soon to politicize a lethal foreign situation, though the president should ask for a vote if he intends to escalate it."

Q: Should Congress vote during the lame-duck session on a new Authorization for Use of Military Force to combat ISIS?

REPUBLICANS (88)

Yes, and Congress should pass it: 48%Yes, and Congress should allow debate to get members on the record: 35%No: 17%

Yes, and Congress should pass it

"We need a more muscular foreign policy, and waiting until 2016 is not acceptable."

"ISIS and al-Qaida represent separate threats. Good that Obama wants Congress to act here, as it will unify war effort."

"Republicans should step up and show the voters they are a party that sees this danger."

"This would be a great place to start putting partisanship on the shelf."

Yes, and Congress should allow debate to get members on the record

"A vote by Congress is the right way to proceed. And a debate would be healthy for the nation."

"This is big stuff, and real, and clearly within Congress's duties."

"As Elvis Costello sang, 'Clowntime Is Over.' Reid-style obstruction stops now."

"President should follow the law, and so should Congress."

"This needs to be part of a greater national debate on national security."

No

"Harry Reid wants to stick it in the GOP's eye one more time."

"Let's not authorize war during a lame-duck session."

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Democratic Political Insiders  Jill Alper, John Anzalone, Brad Bannon, Dave Beattie, Andy Bechhoefer, Cornell Belcher, Matt Bennett, Mitchell W. Berger, Mike Berman, Stephanie Bosh, Paul Brathwaite, Donna Brazile, Mark Brewer, Ed Bruley, George Bruno, Bonnie Campbell, Bill Carrick, Guy Cecil, Martin J. Chavez, Tony Coelho, Larry Cohen, Jerry Crawford, Jeff Danielson, Peter Daou, Howard Dean, Scott DeFife, Jim Demers, Tad Devine, David Di Martino, Debbie Dingell, Monica Dixon, Patrick Dorton, Pat Dujakovich, Anita Dunn, Jeff Eller, Steve Elmendorf, Carter Eskew, Vic Fazio, Peter Fenn, Scott Ferson, Jim Fleischmann, Tina Flournoy, Don Foley, Jeffrey Forbes, Vincent Frillici, Gina Glantz, Niles Godes, John Michael Gonzalez, Joe Grandmaison, Anna Greenberg, Stan Greenberg, Pat Griffin, Larry Grisolano, Michael Gronstal, Lisa Grove, Marcia Hale, Jill Hanauer, Dick Harpootlian, Paul Harstad, Laura Hartigan, Doug Hattaway, Mike Henry, Karen Hicks, Leo Hindery Jr., Harold Ickes, Marcus Jadotte, John Jameson, Steve Jarding, Jonathon Jones, Jim Jordan, Gale Kaufman, Lisa Kountoupes, Celinda Lake, David Lang, Penny Lee, Chris Lehane, Jeff Link, Bob Maloney, Jim Manley, Steve Marchand, Jim Margolis, Paul Maslin, Keith Mason, Susan McCue, Gerald McEntee, Steve McMahon, Tom McMahon, Phil McNamara, David Medina, Michael Meehan, Mark Mellman, John Merrigan, Michael Monroe, Steve Murphy, Janet Napolitano, David Nassar, Marcia Nichols, John Norris, Tom Ochs, Tom O'Donnell, Jeffrey Peck, Debora Pignatelli, Tony Podesta, Jefrey Pollock, Jack Quinn, Larry Rasky, Mame Reiley, Ed Rendell, Steve Ricchetti, Will Robinson, Steve Rosenthal, David Rudd, Ryan Rudominer, John Ryan, Michael Sargeant, Stephanie Schriock, Terry Shumaker, Sean Sinclair, Phil Singer, Erik Smith, Doug Sosnik, Greg Speed, Darry Sragow, Ken Strasma, Doug Thornell, Jeffrey Trammell, Ed Turlington, Rick Wiener, James Williams, JoDee Winterhof, Brian Wolff, Jon Youngdahl, and Jim Zogby.

GOP Political Insiders  Dan Allen, Stan Anderson, Gary Andres, Saulius (Saul) Anuzis, Rich Ashooh, Whit Ayres, Brett Bader, Mitch Bainwol, Brian Baker, Gary Bauer, David Beckwith, Paul Bennecke, Clark Benson, Wayne Berman, Brian Bieron, Charlie Black, Kirk Blalock, Carmine Boal, Jeff Boeyink, Ron Bonjean, Jeff Buley, Luke Byars, Nick Calio, Al Cardenas, Danny Carroll, Alex Castellanos, Ron Christie, Jim Cicconi, Jonathan Collegio, Rob Collins, Cesar Conda, Jake Corman, Scott Cottington, Jay Cranford, Greg Crist, Diane Crookham-Johnson, Fergus Cullen, Tom Davis, Mike Dennehy, Ken Duberstein, Debi Durham, Sara Fagen, Frank Fahrenkopf, John Feehery, Don Fierce, Mindy Finn, Carl Forti, Alex Gage, Bruce A. Gates, Sam Geduldig, Adam Geller, Benjamin Ginsberg, David Girard-diCarlo, Bill Greener, Jonathan Grella, Lanny Griffith, Janet Mullins Grissom, Doug Gross, Todd Harris, Steve Hart, Christopher Healy, Ralph Hellmann, Chris Henick, Terry Holt, David Iannelli, Ed Ingle, Jim Innocenzi, Clark Judge, David Keating, David Kensinger, Bob Kjellander, Ed Kutler, Chris LaCivita, Jim Lake, Steven Law, Steve Lombardo, Kevin Madden, Joel Maiola, Gary Maloney, David Marin, Mary Matalin, Dan Mattoon, Brian McCormack, Mark McKinnon, Kyle McSlarrow, Ken Mehlman, Jim Merrill, Lisa Camooso Miller, Tim Morrison, Mike Murphy, Phil Musser, Ron Nehring, Terry Nelson, Neil Newhouse, David Norcross, Ziad Ojakli, Jack Oliver, Todd Olsen, Kevin O'Neill, Connie Partoyan, Billy Piper, Van B. Poole, Tom Rath, Scott Reed, David Rehr, Tom Reynolds, Steve Roberts, Jason Roe, David Roederer, Dan Schnur, Russ Schriefer, Rich Schwarm, Brent Seaborn, Rick Shelby, Andrew Shore, Kevin Shuvalov, Don Sipple, Ken Spain, Fred Steeper, Bob Stevenson, Terry Sullivan, David Tamasi, Eric Tanenblatt, Richard Temple, Heath Thompson, Jay Timmons, Warren Tompkins, Ted Van Der Meid, Dirk van Dongen, Jan van Lohuizen, Stewart Verdery, Dick Wadhams, John Weaver, Lezlee Westine, Dave Winston, Ginny Wolfe, Fred Wszolek, and Matthew Zablud.

Q: Should Congress vote during the lame-duck session on a new Authorization for Use of Military Force to combat ISIS?

REPUBLICANS (88)

Yes, and Congress should pass it: 48%Yes, and Congress should allow debate to get members on the record: 35%No: 17%

Yes, and Congress should pass it

"We need a more muscular foreign policy, and waiting until 2016 is not acceptable."

"ISIS and al-Qaida represent separate threats. Good that Obama wants Congress to act here, as it will unify war effort."

"Republicans should step up and show the voters they are a party that sees this danger."

"This would be a great place to start putting partisanship on the shelf."

Yes, and Congress should allow debate to get members on the record

"A vote by Congress is the right way to proceed. And a debate would be healthy for the nation."

"This is big stuff, and real, and clearly within Congress's duties."

"As Elvis Costello sang, 'Clowntime Is Over.' Reid-style obstruction stops now."

"President should follow the law, and so should Congress."

"This needs to be part of a greater national debate on national security."

No

"Harry Reid wants to stick it in the GOP's eye one more time."

"Let's not authorize war during a lame-duck session."

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Democratic Political Insiders  Jill Alper, John Anzalone, Brad Bannon, Dave Beattie, Andy Bechhoefer, Cornell Belcher, Matt Bennett, Mitchell W. Berger, Mike Berman, Stephanie Bosh, Paul Brathwaite, Donna Brazile, Mark Brewer, Ed Bruley, George Bruno, Bonnie Campbell, Bill Carrick, Guy Cecil, Martin J. Chavez, Tony Coelho, Larry Cohen, Jerry Crawford, Jeff Danielson, Peter Daou, Howard Dean, Scott DeFife, Jim Demers, Tad Devine, David Di Martino, Debbie Dingell, Monica Dixon, Patrick Dorton, Pat Dujakovich, Anita Dunn, Jeff Eller, Steve Elmendorf, Carter Eskew, Vic Fazio, Peter Fenn, Scott Ferson, Jim Fleischmann, Tina Flournoy, Don Foley, Jeffrey Forbes, Vincent Frillici, Gina Glantz, Niles Godes, John Michael Gonzalez, Joe Grandmaison, Anna Greenberg, Stan Greenberg, Pat Griffin, Larry Grisolano, Michael Gronstal, Lisa Grove, Marcia Hale, Jill Hanauer, Dick Harpootlian, Paul Harstad, Laura Hartigan, Doug Hattaway, Mike Henry, Karen Hicks, Leo Hindery Jr., Harold Ickes, Marcus Jadotte, John Jameson, Steve Jarding, Jonathon Jones, Jim Jordan, Gale Kaufman, Lisa Kountoupes, Celinda Lake, David Lang, Penny Lee, Chris Lehane, Jeff Link, Bob Maloney, Jim Manley, Steve Marchand, Jim Margolis, Paul Maslin, Keith Mason, Susan McCue, Gerald McEntee, Steve McMahon, Tom McMahon, Phil McNamara, David Medina, Michael Meehan, Mark Mellman, John Merrigan, Michael Monroe, Steve Murphy, Janet Napolitano, David Nassar, Marcia Nichols, John Norris, Tom Ochs, Tom O'Donnell, Jeffrey Peck, Debora Pignatelli, Tony Podesta, Jefrey Pollock, Jack Quinn, Larry Rasky, Mame Reiley, Ed Rendell, Steve Ricchetti, Will Robinson, Steve Rosenthal, David Rudd, Ryan Rudominer, John Ryan, Michael Sargeant, Stephanie Schriock, Terry Shumaker, Sean Sinclair, Phil Singer, Erik Smith, Doug Sosnik, Greg Speed, Darry Sragow, Ken Strasma, Doug Thornell, Jeffrey Trammell, Ed Turlington, Rick Wiener, James Williams, JoDee Winterhof, Brian Wolff, Jon Youngdahl, and Jim Zogby.

GOP Political Insiders  Dan Allen, Stan Anderson, Gary Andres, Saulius (Saul) Anuzis, Rich Ashooh, Whit Ayres, Brett Bader, Mitch Bainwol, Brian Baker, Gary Bauer, David Beckwith, Paul Bennecke, Clark Benson, Wayne Berman, Brian Bieron, Charlie Black, Kirk Blalock, Carmine Boal, Jeff Boeyink, Ron Bonjean, Jeff Buley, Luke Byars, Nick Calio, Al Cardenas, Danny Carroll, Alex Castellanos, Ron Christie, Jim Cicconi, Jonathan Collegio, Rob Collins, Cesar Conda, Jake Corman, Scott Cottington, Jay Cranford, Greg Crist, Diane Crookham-Johnson, Fergus Cullen, Tom Davis, Mike Dennehy, Ken Duberstein, Debi Durham, Sara Fagen, Frank Fahrenkopf, John Feehery, Don Fierce, Mindy Finn, Carl Forti, Alex Gage, Bruce A. Gates, Sam Geduldig, Adam Geller, Benjamin Ginsberg, David Girard-diCarlo, Bill Greener, Jonathan Grella, Lanny Griffith, Janet Mullins Grissom, Doug Gross, Todd Harris, Steve Hart, Christopher Healy, Ralph Hellmann, Chris Henick, Terry Holt, David Iannelli, Ed Ingle, Jim Innocenzi, Clark Judge, David Keating, David Kensinger, Bob Kjellander, Ed Kutler, Chris LaCivita, Jim Lake, Steven Law, Steve Lombardo, Kevin Madden, Joel Maiola, Gary Maloney, David Marin, Mary Matalin, Dan Mattoon, Brian McCormack, Mark McKinnon, Kyle McSlarrow, Ken Mehlman, Jim Merrill, Lisa Camooso Miller, Tim Morrison, Mike Murphy, Phil Musser, Ron Nehring, Terry Nelson, Neil Newhouse, David Norcross, Ziad Ojakli, Jack Oliver, Todd Olsen, Kevin O'Neill, Connie Partoyan, Billy Piper, Van B. Poole, Tom Rath, Scott Reed, David Rehr, Tom Reynolds, Steve Roberts, Jason Roe, David Roederer, Dan Schnur, Russ Schriefer, Rich Schwarm, Brent Seaborn, Rick Shelby, Andrew Shore, Kevin Shuvalov, Don Sipple, Ken Spain, Fred Steeper, Bob Stevenson, Terry Sullivan, David Tamasi, Eric Tanenblatt, Richard Temple, Heath Thompson, Jay Timmons, Warren Tompkins, Ted Van Der Meid, Dirk van Dongen, Jan van Lohuizen, Stewart Verdery, Dick Wadhams, John Weaver, Lezlee Westine, Dave Winston, Ginny Wolfe, Fred Wszolek, and Matthew Zablud.

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