A new poll from Quinnipiac University released on Wednesday offers a startling bit of data: Americans now support the use of ground troops against the Islamic State by a two-to-one margin.

The surprise there (if any) is in margin, not majority. Since the conflict with the Islamic State gained national attention at the end of last summer, polling has indicated increasing support for the use of ground troops -- a move that the Obama administration has rejected. The Quinnipiac poll is the two dots at far right on the chart below.

(Polling from CBS, Gallup, McClatchy/Marist, CNN/ORC, Fox News, NBC and Quinnipiac asking if respondents support or oppose ground troops.)

Looking at its most recent snapshot, Quinnipiac found that men were much more likely to back the use of ground troops, which they do by a 40-point margin. Women are 24 percentage points more likely to support the idea.

Because Quinnipiac hasn't tracked the question over time, it's hard to gauge why support might have increased. The continued atrocities from Islamic State terrorists and the death of Arizona native Kayla Mueller while in the group's custody almost certainly have driven some of the shift. That's supported by another of Quinnipiac's questions: a more-than-three-to-one majority opposes paying ransoms to terrorists.

So far, it doesn't seem as though that support has translated into a call for action from the administration.

There is at least one bit of good news for Obama in the poll: 63 percent of respondents believe that Obama loves America, compared to 28 percent who don't.