Poll: Obama supporters fear political movement more than radical Islam.
One in four of those across America who support President Obama believe the tea party is the biggest terror threat to the United States, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll.
The survey was conducted over last weekend and included 1,000 likely voters. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points, with a 95 percent level of confidence.
It asks a number of questions about America’s security on topics include nuclear weapons, an anti-missile defense shield – and just exactly who is the nation’s top terror threat.
Twenty-six percent of Obama’s supporters say that would be the tea party – the grass-roots political effort to limit the size of government, get bureaucrats out of the average family’s life and crack down on corruption and graft.
“Among those who Strongly Approve of the president more fear the tea party than radical Muslims,” the survey report said.
Across the nation, about half of the voters believe radical Muslims are the bigger terrorist threat.
The telephone survey revealed 51 percent of likely U.S. voters think radical Muslims are the bigger threat today to the U.S. Thirteen percent of those across the nation put the tea party in that category, and another 13 percent say other political and religious extremists are the danger.