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Only 32% Say America Safer After Obama Years

Confidence that the War on Terror is going America’s way has jumped to its highest level in over four years, but most voters don’t think this country is a safer place than it was eight years ago when President Obama took office.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 32% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States is safer now after eight years of the Obama presidency. Thirty-nine percent (39%) believe the country is a more dangerous place after the Obama years, while 26% rate the level of safety about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 15-16, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 15-16, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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