The American public has a more positive image of Democrats’ compassion and tolerance but tends to side with Republicans when it comes to dealing with foreign policy and terrorist threats, a new poll shows.
According to newly released Pew Research Survey, for the first time during the Obama administration, more people (48 percent) say the GOP would do a better job handling foreign policy than Democrats (35 percent), with a large shift in independents.
The new numbers come as Americans face new threats in the battle against ISIS. On Wednesday, federal authorities charged three men with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization. Two of the men were arrested in New York City, with flights booked to Istanbul.
When asked which party is better able to deal with the terrorist threat at home, a majority said Republicans (51 percent to 31 percent.) That’s the largest GOP advantage since after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
While Republicans improved their foreign policy advantage, a majority say Democrats are more tolerant and less extreme. Sixty-two percent of adults surveyed said Republicans are not “tolerant and open to all groups of people,” with 59 percent saying Democrats are indeed tolerant. Half of the people in the survey said the GOP “is too extreme.”
In other words it appears the endless propaganda about the largely illusory terror threat is working like a charm. Americans want to go to war… again.
No word on how fighting a forever war and supporting lavish social programs will be paid for.
No doubt the Fed will continue printing funny money until the economy collapses like a flimsy house of cards.