NEW YORK : Threats from the Islamic State militants have turned war-weary Americans into willing warriors again, with wide majorities supporting bombing strikes not just in Iraq, but Syria as well, according to a new poll.

The Washington Post-ABC News poll of 1,001 adults nationwide found that 71 percent support bombing the militants in Iraq, and 65 percent say yes to bombing them in Syria as well.

The support cuts across party lines, with majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents agreeing that airstrikes are needed.

The results are a stunning turnaround from just three months ago, when a plurality of those polled opposed airstrikes in Iraq, and from polls taken a year ago, when President Barack was considering attacking Syria.

 At the time, Americans were weary after years of fighting in Iraq and most saw the Syria issue as a civil war in which they were unwilling to intervene. But that was before the rise of the Islamic State.

Now, 52 percent think Obama is being too cautious in his response to the Islamic State, which 91 percent now view as a serious threat to the vital interests of the United States. The poll’s margin of error was plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.