An increasing number of voters say the terrorists are winning the war against the United States. Over half think profiling and stricter gun laws would make the country safer. Meanwhile, 4-in-10 voters say shootings like the one in Orlando make them feel they need to own a gun.
That’s according to a new Fox News Poll.
Currently, 44 percent think the United States and its allies are winning the war on terrorism. That’s down from 49 percent in 2010. Nearly as many, 41 percent, say the terrorists are winning. That’s up from 31 percent. The shift comes mainly from Republicans, who are much less likely to say the U.S. is winning now (27 percent) than they were six years ago (48 percent). Democrats are more likely to say the U.S. is winning today than in 2010 by five points.
The poll, released Wednesday, was conducted Sunday through Tuesday evenings. Suicide bombers attacked the Istanbul airport Tuesday, causing 41 deaths and injuring at least 230 more.
A large 84-percent majority thinks most Americans today are feeling more nervous than confident about stopping terrorist attacks. That’s up significantly from 50 percent in 2005 (the last time the question was asked by Fox). Only one-in-ten say Americans are feeling more confident than nervous that the U.S. can prevent attacks (11 percent).
What would make the country safer? Fifty-nine percent think “using profiling techniques to increase government surveillance on certain types of individuals” would increase safety, and 52 percent say “passing stricter gun control laws.”
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