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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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.
I always thought this was pretty childish, and never severed ties with any of my remaining leftard friends.
Recently, I have to say that I am reconsidering, and this latest article from Rasmussen really makes me question whether I want anything at all to do with people who view me as a species of vermin, the same way Nazis (OK, I just violated Godwin's Law) viewed Jews and Gypsies.
This is one more example of why a Republic cannot long exist with universal suffrage.
Fifty percent of voters are of below average intelligence. Of this lower half, fifty percent of them are imbeciles, thus Obama’s approval rating will never fall much under forty percent.
The same thing applies to the GOP, and explains W’s approval staying above 35 percent and the continued presence of folk like Graham, McCain, Alexander and other squishes.
Women have been voting for 90 years or so, and blacks have had fair access for about the last 50, and look how far we have come.
Bring out a current event quiz like Leno uses as a qualifier to vote.
They hope we’ll just shut up and keep paying.
You can thank the MSM and Obama for those that believe this because of what those pukes say about the Tea Party. I have yet to see a Tea Party member blow up a marathon run, or any other event.
Here’s a question every gun control advocate should be made to answer before saying any other words:
What do you plan to do that requires the people be disarmed?
But 100% of them are idiots.
I’m actually surprised this number isn’t higher.
A person from Obama’s demographic called into Hannity right after the IRS thing broke and she said she was happy that the IRS was being used this way against conservatives (by which she meant white people).
Personally, I consider the communist liberals and their political masters the greatest threat to all Americans.
The bomanation regime is at war with all who believe in the creator God of Israel and His anointed son and coming King of the earth, Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour of them that believe Him.
[Politics is war without bloodshed.]
Are you sure, cause a lot of children are murdered in the womb by politicians like obamantion and all his useful idiots.
Like the one testifying at the Zimmerman trial who admitted she lied and can’t read the letter she “wrote”? Yes, Obama supporters are either stupid or Commies.
Feeling’s mutual, Obamazombies. And since these posts appear on GOOGLE, we know you’re seeing them.
Haven’t killed anyone.... yet. The libs just KNOW you are planning something. Chris Matthews told them so!
That’s just legalized murder - for the same reason murders outside the womb happen. Convenience. Greed. Embarrassment.
And 100% of Obama voters are too stupid to think for themselves.
100% of TEA Partiers know Ombama supporters are a threat to the United States
Nope, they are terrorized by the TEA Party.
The though of having their Obama Phones shut off and possibly having to work for their living is very terrifying to them
I 100% believe that anyone that voted for NObama or any dimocrat is a total useless moron.
What did the Jews do in Germany before Hitler took over? Scapegoats have been a part of politics since the beginning of time.
“Politics is war without bloodshed. “
Let’s ask Ambassador Stevens that question.
Left Is Certain of Tea Partiers’ Motives, but Finds Terrorists Inscrutable
While it cannot be proven, there is little reason to doubt that many on the Left are disappointed that the Times Square bomber didn’t turn out to be the “white male” he was originally identified as.
This allegation may be wrong, but it is made on the basis of compelling evidence.
There is a perfectly clear pattern on the Left — the normative Left, not just the “far” Left — that denies the obvious when it comes to Islamic terrorism. Take, for example, Maj. Nidal Hasan, who murdered 13 fellow soldiers and tried to murder the 32 others whom he wounded at Fort Hood, Texas.
For days after the murders, liberal-Left commentators and mainstream media reports attributed Hasan’s mass murders to everything but his Islamic beliefs — even though it was known that he yelled out “Allahu Akbar” (”Allah is the Greatest”) just as he began his shooting.
As “Hardball’s” Chris Matthews announced, “It’s unclear if religion was a factor in this shooting,” and then added, “He makes a phone call or whatever, according to Reuters right now. Apparently he tried to contact al-Qaida ... That’s not a crime, to call up al-Qaida, is it?”
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