A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States is at war with radical Islamic terrorism. Just 24% share the president’s position and disagree. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided.
Even 56% of Democrats believe America is at war with radical Islamic terrorism, a view shared by 70% of Republicans and 54% of voters not affiliated with either major party.
A staggering 92% of all voters now regard radical Islamic terrorism as a serious threat to the United States. This includes 73% who say it is a Very Serious one, up 23 points from 50% in October of last year.
…. Sizable majorities across most demographic categories consider radical Islamic terrorism a Very Serious threat to the United States. The majority of voters in nearly all categories also believe the United States is at war with radical Islamic terrorism.
Sixty-five percent (65%) of Democrats agree with the president, though, that ISIS does not represent the true beliefs of Islam. Just 27% of Republicans and 44% of unaffiliated voters share that view.
The older the voter, the more likely he or she is to disagree with the president’s assessment of what ISIS stands for. [Rasmussen Reports] Read more