A record-high 54 percent of American voters feel the U.S. is less safe today than it was before 9/11, according to the latest Fox News national poll.
Voters also think:
– A major terrorist attack is likely in the near future.
– Last year’s U.S.-Iran agreement on Iran’s nuclear program made the U.S. less safe.
– The $400 million the U.S. paid Iran after American prisoners were released was ransom.
– Terrorism is one of the most important issues facing the country.
– Hillary Clinton can do a better job handling the issue of terrorism than Donald Trump.
Here are the details behind those findings:
Most voters, 80 percent, think it’s at least somewhat likely a major attack “causing large numbers of American lives to be lost” will happen in the near future.
Moreover, 37 percent feel it’s “very likely” an attack will happen soon. While that’s down from the high of 43 percent in 2007, it’s up from 24 percent who felt that way in 2011 (the last time this question was asked on a Fox News Poll).
Some 54 percent think the United States is less safe now than before the September 11 attacks. Thirty-nine percent say the country is safer. Last year, it was 53-38 percent (March 2015). This is a fairly recent shift. Prior to September 2014, more voters than not said the country was safer.
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