Likely voters not confident in Biden’s ability to handle terrorism

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A new Rasmussen survey shows a slight majority of voters lack confidence in Joe Biden’s ability to deal with a terrorist threat.

A new Rasmussen survey released Monday shows 52 percent of likely voters lack confidence in Joe Biden’s ability to deal with terrorist threats while only 30 percent say they are “very confident” he can handle the situation.

The Rasmussen poll also shows 58 percent of voters “say domestic terrorism is a greater threat to the United States, while 32% consider foreign terrorism a greater threat.”

“Most Democrats (71%) say the January 6 Capitol riot was a terrorist act,” Rasmussen noted, “while 68% of Republicans say it was not a terrorist act. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 47% say the Capitol riot was a terrorist act and 45% say it was not.”

The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on April 29 and May 2. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence, Rasmussen said.

The poll was released on the same day Rasmussen’s daily presidential tracking poll found 48 percent of likely voters approve of Biden’s job performance while 49 percent disapprove.

As might be guessed, Rasmussen said opinions about Biden’s ability to handle terrorism are “largely divided along partisan lines.”

Biden has yet to face a damaging terrorist attack on U.S. soil. The survey revealed Democrats by a 70 percent margin are more likely than Republicans (42%) or Independents 61%) to say domestic terrorism is greater threat than foreign terrorism. And 68 percent of Republicans think the terrorist threat has gone up since Biden took office in January. Overall, 48 percent believe the threat of terrorism has gone up since Biden became president, the survey noted.

In other recent Rasmussen polls, the veteran polling company found:

– Nearly half of voters believe America needs stricter gun control laws, but a majority believe stricter enforcement of existing gun laws will do more to reduce violence.

– Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.


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