Skip to comments.26% of Obama Supporters View Tea Party as Nationís Top Terror Threat
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 presidents job performance, just 29% see radical Muslims as the bigger threat. Twenty-six percent (26%) say its 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 Obamas performance, 75% consider radical Muslims to be the bigger terrorist threat. Just one percent (1%) name the Tea Party.
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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 nations 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.
There is a cold civil war going on, but only one side is fighting.
If they are Obama supporters what would you expect?
Politics is war without bloodshed.
Hopefully, 100% of Tea Party folks believe that the present administration and all liberals are a direct threat to freedom and the American experiment.
But... we haven’t bombed anyone. Have we? Did we kill someone and I missed it?
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 Nations Top Threat to freedom, liberty, the (natural) family andthe nation’s moral values.
The feeling’s mutual.
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.
Well that’s fair... because we on the right see ALL obama voters as THE NATION”S TOP TERROR THREAT!
Actually, those of Tea Party think are the only hope that America has right now...the GOP sure isn’t doing squat.
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.
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%.
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
26% of Obama supporters don’t even know what the hell the TEA Party is......
That makes sense. Those who support the Constitution are a threat to Obama’s agenda to keep the Obama voters as pets.
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.
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.
This 26% is the NO information segment of Barry’s low information voters.