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Poll: Terrorism fears are fading

Posted By admin On July 2, 2008 @ 2:36 pm In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Alan Silverleib
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

As Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama battle over who has the best approach to national security, a new CNN poll finds Americans’ concerns about terrorism have hit an all-time low for the post-September 11 era.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Wednesday, 35 percent of Americans believe a terrorist attack somewhere in the United States is likely over the next several weeks.

The figure is the lowest in a CNN poll since the September 11, 2001, al Qaeda attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people.

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Between 2002 and 2006, summertime polls typically showed that a majority of Americans believed that a terrorist [1] attack was likely. Last summer, that figure dropped to 41 percent. This summer, it dropped another 6 percentage points.

The latest CNN poll also indicates that the war in Iraq [2] remains deeply unpopular. Three in 10 voters favor the war, while 68 percent oppose it. Similarly, a third of voters would like to see the next president keep the same number of troops in Iraq that are stationed there now.

For McCain [3], who is seeking to highlight his national security credentials and has staunchly defended the U.S. presence in Iraq, the latest poll results may not be viewed in a positive light.

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[1] terrorist: http://topics.edition.cnn.com/topics/Terrorism

[2] Iraq: http://topics.edition.cnn.com/topics/Iraq

[3] McCain: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ELECTION/2008/candidates/john.mccain.html

[4] Full article here.: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/02/terrorism.poll/index.html

[5] Obama leads McCain by 10 points: Wash Post/ABC poll: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-leads-mccain-by-10-points-wash-postabc-poll.html

[6] Hill Poll: Voters say no to aid for Syrian rebels and US attack on Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hill-poll-voters-say-no-to-aid-for-syrian-rebels-and-us-attack-on-iran.html

[7] Hill Poll: Voters say second term undeserved, country is worse off: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hill-poll-voters-say-second-term-undeserved-country-is-worse-off.html

[8] Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby Poll: Obama 49.4%, McCain 44.1%: http://www.prisonplanet.com/reutersc-spanzogby-poll-obama-494-mccain-441.html

[9] CBS News Poll: Americans Optimistic About Next Four Years: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cbs-news-poll-americans-optimistic-about-next-four-years.html

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