The majority of Americans lack confidence that President Joe Biden’s can respond to terrorist threats, according to a new a Rasmussen Reports survey released Monday.
The survey, taken between April 29 and May 2 among 1,000 likely voters, asked respondents, “How confident are you in President Biden’s ability to deal with terrorist threats in the United States?”
Fifty-two percent of Americans who responded said “not very” or “not at all.” Forty percent responded “not at all.”
Most Americans Agree on This Issue
Confidence levels varied along party lines. However, members of both parties showed low levels of positive responses.
Eighty-two percent of Republicans expressed a lack of confidence. Nearly three-fourths of Democrats shared the view.
The survey also asked respondents if “the threat of terrorism has risen since Biden became president.” Forty-eight percent, or nearly half, answered “the threat of terrorism has gone up.”
When asked whether the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot was a “terrorist act,” respondents answered with 46 percent yes and 45 percent no. The response noted the deep divide in opinion on the controversial topic.
Biden’s Latest Terrorism “Efforts”
The survey’s report comes as Biden has restarted discussions with groups former President Donald Trump considered associated with terrorism.
Last month, Biden announced approval of $250 million to Palestinians.
Biden is also open to restoring the Iranian agreement, despite the nation’s efforts to develop nuclear weapons and proxy terrorist work with groups in Syria and Yemen.
Instead, Biden and Democrats are working on a domestic terrorism bill, a move that could backfire and result in many patriotic Americans being labeled terrorists.
Americans already lack confidence in Biden’s response to terrorism. His latest efforts are doing nothing to change the situation.