Rasmussen has a new poll out on terror and the results could not be worse for Obama and the Democrats. Practically all the changes made by Obama concerning terrorism is not supported by the American people.
From Rasmussen [emphasis added mine]:
Fifty-eight percent (58%) of U.S. voters say waterboarding and other aggressive interrogation techniques should be used to gain information from the terrorist who attempted to bomb an airliner on Christmas Day.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% oppose the use of such techniques, and another 12% are not sure.
Men and younger voters are more strongly supportive of the aggressive interrogation techniques than women and those who are older. Republicans and voters not affiliated with either major party favor their use more than Democrats.
Seventy-one percent (71%) of all voters think the attempt by the Nigerian Muslim to blow up the airliner as it landed in Detroit should be investigated by military authorities as a terrorist act. Only 22% say it should be handled by civilian authorities as a criminal act, as is currently the case.
A few quick things to note here, do you remember how many times Obama and many on the left said that enhanced interrogation techniques did not reflect American values? I think we can safely say that statement simply isn’t true. Also notice that younger voters, the very ones who came out for Obama in droves, are not on the same page as Obama on this one. Finally, Eric Holder may want to rethink all his nonsense about using civilian courts to handle terrorists.
By the way, Shoe Bomber Richard Reid went the Federal Court route. Reid confessed and said he acted alone even though the evidence pointed to him having assistance. We will never know for sure, because Reid went the civilian court route. We should have learned for this mistake, not repeat it.
Read the rest of the poll, there are very interesting results concerning the nation’s view on terror and how government is currently handling it. The results show that Obama’s views on dealing with terror are totally out of step with the public. Perhaps this is why so many Dems are reluctant to defend Obama on this issue.