Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Overwhelmingly, Americans see Obama inviting attack

Not by any means a major poll by recognition, startling and intuitively correct results nonetheless.
Some 200 million-plus Americans – almost two of three in a new poll – believe that the United States is more likely to be targeted in an attack – either by a hostile military or a terrorist organization – because of the policies of President Barack Obama.

A majority also disagree with his newly announced policy against using nuclear weapons against those nations or groups that would attack the U.S. with biological or chemical weapons of mass destruction.

Citing the possibility of either a terrorist attack or a military assault on the U.S. shores, the poll, the first national assessment to address the issue, asked, "Do you think the current policies of the Obama administration are making it more or less likely that the U.S. will suffer such an attack?"

Forty-six percent responded much more likely and another 13.6 percent what somewhat more likely. Only about 28 percent said somewhat less likely or much less likely.

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