Poll: 26% of Obama backers view Tea Party as a terrorist threat
Not only have Tea Party activists been targeted by the Internal Revenue Service because of their political views, they now considered to be a terrorist threat to the country by some of President Barack Obama’s supporters, according to a poll from Rasmussen Reports.
“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters consider radical Muslims to be the bigger threat to the United States today. Thirteen percent (13%) view the Tea Party that way, and another 13% consider other political and religious extremists to be the larger danger,” noted the firm, which conducted the poll of likely voters from June 22-23. “Six percent (6%) point to local militia groups. Two percent (2%) see the Occupy Wall Street movement as the bigger terrorist threat.”
“However, among those who approve of the president’s job performance, just 29% see radical Muslims as the bigger threat,” they added. “Twenty-six percent (26%) say it’s the Tea Party that concerns them most. Among those who Strongly Approve of the president, more fear the Tea Party than radical Muslims.”
That 3-point separation between Obama supporters who consider radical Muslims to be a bigger terrorist threat than the Tea Party is within the poll’s margain of error. Statiscally speaking, it’s even.
Rasmussen notes that of those who disapprove of President Obama’s, 75% believe that radical Muslims are the biggest terrorist threat. Only 1% believe the Tea Party movement is a terrorist threat.