“Among those who Strongly Approve of the president, more fear the Tea Party than radical Muslims.”


26% of Obama Supporters View Tea Party as Nation’s Top Terror Threat

June 27, 2013

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.

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.

Additional information from this survey and a full demographic breakdown are available to Platinum Members only.

June 16, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Barack Obama.


  1. poetopoet replied:

    Obama’s coded plan is a simple Islamic/Muslim Jihadi/ISIS/ISIL call to action as the Caliph; the Islamic successor to Muhammad, leader of the entire Muslim community, not only these United States! This is the delusional attributes of an insane sociopath-psychopath called Hussein Obama, our president!
    “We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religion for their nihilistic ends,” Was this Obama’s warning and apocalyptic selfie?
    Obama’s criminal, traitorous and indefensible insane retaliatory statements are against America and the world, as is his delusional call to caliphate is to be the Caliph!
    At a National Prayer Breakfast Thursday 2/5/2015, the enemy among us, stated as the criminally elected insane Hussein Obama told the audience that atrocities in the name of religion like a future Orlando 6/12/2016 or the past 9/11/2001 Twin Towers were not only done by Islam/Muslims, but were done by Christians, a blatantly disingenuous statement. Though Obama does it every day deceitfully as a Christian by his drone attacks in Muslim nations inciting proprietary western and Christian-Islamic hatred day after day.
    This great nation America was founded on many forms of Christianity; not as Obama states equal to Islamic/Muslims! Obama himself stated “those would distort our religion”, not Christianity but Islam. On topic, Obama also states and admits he is a Muslim by stating “our religion”, not a Christian or anything else but a Muslim.
    Obama’s objective and objectionable statements are nothing more and nothing less than treason, sedition, terrorism and acts of espionage by Obama’s own statements and words. Obama/Soetoro hijacked a nation through his black feigned religious claims and his own proven false identities and deformities to launch a war to be the delusional Caliph of Islam.
    Obama by aiding and abetting the sworn enemy of America and the free world for in his own words admits “our religion” (Islam) is his religion. His statement is certainly not true of America’s 43 past presidents and Christian foundation.
    This Grand Impostor and fraud Obama, as a foreign agent alien terrorizing the world, has incited Muslims to attack everywhere and anyone to be the Caliph.
    Obama, known once as Barry Soetoro a Muslim child from Indonesia, then to Hussein Obama, never recorded legally, let alone justified. Obama/Soetoro can now be told, he should obey the call to resign by Donald Trump before Obama/Soetoro’s incarceration and the Supreme Court agrees, demanded by “We the People”; to ward-off other frauds.
    Obama’s submitted his Birth-Certificate for public review, that was proven a cheap fraud, full of errors and photo-shop manipulations to be classified a counterfeit document; by so many experts that it is considered a bad and cruel joke upon “We the People”.
    Now with the help of the corrupt Clinton’s, Hussein Obama/Soetoro they may be America’s suicide pack!

  2. rightstuff1944 replied:

    Having been a political science major/minor at the bachelor, master, and phd level, and having been a student of government and politics for over fifty years, I can say that the modern liberal is severely deficient in brain cells. It will be really scary and sad when these sub-80 IQ’s finally awaken to reality. I don’t know what it will take to wake them up, but I fear it won’t be pretty.

    • poetopoet replied:

      Neither were the elite bulimic Russian Bolsheviks Stalin set to Hitler, after he executed most of them.

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