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Rasmussen Survey: 26 Percent Of Obama Supporters View Tea Party As Significant Terror Threat

Rasmussen Reports conducted a survey on nuclear arms and terrorist threats, and found some interesting results about the latter. Overall, slightly over half of the people surveyed believed that radical Muslims are the biggest terrorist threat facing the United States, but among those surveyed who approve of the job President Obama is doing, only 29 percent believe agree, while 26 percent say that the tea party movement is the bigger threat to the United States.

RELATED: TIME Poll: Occupy Wall Street Is More Popular Than The Tea Party

The survey question that elicited the response was phrased thusly:

Which is a bigger terrorist threat to the United States today – radical Muslims, the Tea Party, local militia groups, the Occupy Wall Street movement, or other religious or political extremists?

Overall, 13 percent of those polled pointed to the tea party, while only 2 percent blamed Occupy. Among those who disapprove of Obama’s job performance, 75 percent agreed that radical Muslims are the bigger threat.

But it’s the priorities of Obama supporters that stuck out for Rasmussen.

[A]mong 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.

Another interesting piece of data they found is that Americans with six-figure incomes view the tea party movement as a bigger threat (21 percent) than the Occupy movement (2 percent).

You can read Rasmussen’s full write-up for its report here.


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