Obama isn’t helping his cause, or Hillary’s campaign, with his plan to take in 110,000 more refugees, next year. And you can’t pull the wool over the public’s eyes anymore. They prefer Trump over Clinton in the war on terror.
Newsmax summarized the poll results.
Almost half of voters oppose bringing in 110,000 refugees from Africa and the Middle East. Most would prefer between zero and 25,000.
Here are the results:
None: 48 percent;
25,000: 14 percent;
50,000: 6 percent;
85,000: 6 percent;
110,000: 12 percent;
More than 110,000: 6 percent;
Not sure: 8 percent.
A majority also think that more refugees would increase the risk to national security in the country.
Increase: 62 percent;
No increase: 28 percent;
Not sure: 10 percent.
Rasmussen Reports also notes some very interesting points on just how voters view Obama, Clinton and their foreign policy. And it shouldn’t go unsaid, they do think Donald Trump would do a much better job than the status quo politicians currently occupying the White House, or those seeking to.
Even before the incidents this weekend, Americans were skeptical of the government’s ability to prevent future domestic terror attacks. Voters think Donald Trump would do a better job than Hillary Clinton protecting the country from terrorists.
Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans and 67% of voters not affiliated with either major political party believe these additional refugees pose an increased national security threat to the country. Just 36% of Democrats agree.
That helps explain why 74% of GOP voters and a plurality (49%) of unaffiliateds don’t want any more of these refugees coming here. Only 25% of Democrats share that view. Thirty percent (30%) of voters in Obama’s party want to bring 110,000 or more of those refugees here.
Women and those under 40 are more supportive of increasing refugee totals than men and older voters are. Most men and voters 40 and over think no additional refugees should be allowed to come here.
Blacks are far less concerned than whites and other minority voters about the potential national security threat these additional refugees pose.
Among voters who want no additional refugees to come here, 96% think they represent an increased national security threat. Among voters who agree with Obama’s plan for 110,000 or even more refugees next year, more than 80% see no additional national security risk.
Voters strongly support Trump’s plan for temporarily restricting immigration from countries with a history of terrorism and for testing to screen out newcomers who don’t share America’s values.
Following the shooting massacre in June at an Orlando gay nightclub by a man pledging allegiance to the radical Islamic State group (ISIS), 52% said the federal government does not focus enough on the threat of domestic Islamic terrorism.
Clinton and the president won’t say it for fear of offending Muslims, but most voters continue to believe the United States is at war with radical Islamic terrorism.
Most voters think U.S. foreign policy should focus on what’s best for America but believe Obama is more interested in what’s best for the world.