Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

26% of Obama Supporters View Tea Party as Nationís Top Terror Threat
rasmussen reports ^ | 26 jun 13 | rasmussen

Posted on 06/27/2013 6:29:05 AM PDT by white trash redneck

Half of all voters consider radical Muslims the bigger terrorist threat facing the nation, but supporters of President Obama consider the Tea Party to be as big a danger.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters consider radical Muslims to be the bigger threat to the United States today. Thirteen percent (13%) view the Tea Party that way, and another 13% consider other political and religious extremists to be the larger danger. Six percent (6%) point to local militia groups. Two percent (2%) see the Occupy Wall Street movement as the bigger terrorist threat. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

However, among those who approve of the president’s job performance, just 29% see radical Muslims as the bigger threat. Twenty-six percent (26%) say it’s the Tea Party that concerns them most. Among those who Strongly Approve of the president, more fear the Tea Party than radical Muslims.

As for those who disapprove of Obama’s performance, 75% consider radical Muslims to be the bigger terrorist threat. Just one percent (1%) name the Tea Party.

How did you do in this week’s Rasmussen Challenge? Check the leaderboard .

(Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 22-23, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Interestingly, while the Occupy movement was allegedly targeting the “one percent”, upper income Americans are more likely than others to see the Tea Party as the bigger terror threat. Among those who earn six-figure incomes, 21% consider the Tea Party the bigger threat, while just two percent (2%) say the same of the Occupy movement. Among Americans who earn less than $30,000 a year, 12% see the Tea Party as the bigger threat, and seven percent (7%) say that description best applies to the Occupy movement.

The Tea Party received a boost in popularity earlier this year following revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted it and other conservative groups. Most voters believe the targeting was politically motivated and that the decision was made in Washington.

Conservatives overwhelmingly see radical Muslims as the greater terror threat. Liberals are fairly evenly divided between radical Muslims and the Tea Party.

Twenty percent (20%) of government workers see the Tea Party as the nation’s bigger terror threat. Twelve percent (12%) of private sector workers hold that view.

Most voters today believe the federal government is a threat to individual rights.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters think it is at least somewhat likely that terrorist groups will soon gain access to nuclear weapons, including 34% who feel it is Very Likely.

However, 57% believe economic challenges represent the biggest threat to the United States. Half as many (27%) see terrorist attacks as the biggest threat.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1984; alinskyjournalism; bigbrother; civilwar2; civilwarii; constitution; democrats; democratscandals; dncbrownshirts; dnctalkingpoints; electionviolence; fearmongering; goebbelswouldbeproud; irsaudits; kennedyism; mediabias; nationalsecurity; neomccarthyism; nhs; obamavoters; obamunism; partisanwitchhunt; pravdamedia; stalinisttactics; teaparty; terrorism; traitors; treason; waronterror; wiretapping; witchhunt; yellowjournalism; zogbyism
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-44 next last
I suppose it shouldn't be a surprise that a quarter of the low info leftard obama voters see their American political opponents as a greater threat than muslim terrorists.

There is a cold civil war going on, but only one side is fighting.

1 posted on 06/27/2013 6:29:05 AM PDT by white trash redneck
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck

If they are Obama supporters what would you expect?


2 posted on 06/27/2013 6:30:16 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck
The biggest threat are Obama's puppetmasters and their bureaucrats.

Politics is war without bloodshed.

3 posted on 06/27/2013 6:31:09 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: From The Deer Stand

Hopefully, 100% of Tea Party folks believe that the present administration and all liberals are a direct threat to freedom and the American experiment.


4 posted on 06/27/2013 6:31:46 AM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck

But... we haven’t bombed anyone. Have we? Did we kill someone and I missed it?


5 posted on 06/27/2013 6:32:15 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck

Yep, I remember in 2010 those (white) grannies in their lawnchairs at the Tea Party rallies, pretty scary.

100% of Tea Party sees Obama as as Nation’s Top Threat to freedom, liberty, the (natural) family andthe nation’s moral values.


6 posted on 06/27/2013 6:33:19 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck
they have every right to be scared.... they know they are traitorous scum and one day a reckoning will come.
7 posted on 06/27/2013 6:33:37 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck

The feeling’s mutual.

‘Pod.


8 posted on 06/27/2013 6:33:50 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck

Does anyone doubt what the leftists will do if they achieve total power? They have demonized average Americans to their base and have been successful to the point that they view traditional Americans as alien, violent, and worthy of extermination.


9 posted on 06/27/2013 6:34:58 AM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck

Well that’s fair... because we on the right see ALL obama voters as THE NATION”S TOP TERROR THREAT!


10 posted on 06/27/2013 6:35:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck

Actually, those of Tea Party think are the only hope that America has right now...the GOP sure isn’t doing squat.


11 posted on 06/27/2013 6:38:00 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck
There you have it: The TEA Party as in people who have worked hard to earn what they have and want some limits on how much of it they have to share with the parasitic class.

How does this differ from the greedy farmer in the old Aesop's fable of the goose who laid the golden egg? He blames the goose for not laying faster than one egg per day.

12 posted on 06/27/2013 6:38:55 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shankbear
 photo TPARTY3_zpsf2d3c9bb.png We're not terrorist... We're freedom warriors..
13 posted on 06/27/2013 6:39:28 AM PDT by baddog 219
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck

That seems about right for the number of hard-core committed Communists running around today. Add another 21% of slackers who just enjoy getting a gubbermint check, and there’s your magic 47%.


14 posted on 06/27/2013 6:41:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


15 posted on 06/27/2013 6:42:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck

26% of Obama supporters don’t even know what the hell the TEA Party is......


16 posted on 06/27/2013 6:47:25 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck

That makes sense. Those who support the Constitution are a threat to Obama’s agenda to keep the Obama voters as pets.


17 posted on 06/27/2013 6:48:01 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck
26% of Obama Supporters View Tea Party as Nation’s Top Terror Threat

Even though the Tea Party hasn't killed anyone or bombed anything like Occupy Wall Street has, I would prefer to be feared than loved by these people.

5.56mm

18 posted on 06/27/2013 6:49:12 AM PDT by M Kehoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck

And they said that the Red Scare was unfounded hysteria about Communist infiltration into the State Department, academia, and the media.

Truth won out on that one that Red cells directed by the USSR were active from coast to coast.

Meanwhile the fear of violence or treason from the Tea Party is 100% unfounded.

Obamunism is Stalinist. We are living in an Orwellian nightmare and Red Dupes are the threat.


19 posted on 06/27/2013 6:51:00 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: white trash redneck

This 26% is the NO information segment of Barry’s low information voters.


20 posted on 06/27/2013 6:55:37 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-44 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson