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Survey: Democrats Seen As Hurting US Security

So much for Obama’s Apology Tour and bowing before world leaders.  Americans aren’t buying it.  He has become Jimmy Carter II.  (PS – This is JAMES CARVILLE’s polling firm.)

A new Democracy Corps-Third Way survey provides a wake-up call for President Obama, his party, and progressives on national security.

The national mood continues to sour, with the share who see the country headed in the wrong direction moving up 4 points since mid-January, up to 62 percent, the highest mark in a year. The survey also shows concerns about the economy continuing to grow. And even though the Republican brand remains badly damaged, with no improvement in favorable ratings for their party, the GOP continues to gain ground in a named congressional ballot, with the Democratic House candidate now narrowly lagging by 47 to 44 percent. The movement away from Democrats is especially strong among independents, and independent women in particular.

Whereas a majority of the public approves of the job President Obama is doing in most aspects of national security, a 51 to 44 percent majority of likely voters disapproves of his efforts on the “prosecution and interrogation of terrorism suspects.”

[W]e see that the public once again has real and rising doubts about the Democrats’ handling of national security issues, as compared to their faith in Republicans. This security gap, which has roots stretching back to Vietnam, was as wide as 29 points earlier in the decade. The deficit began to close in 2006, with the Bush administration’s catastrophic mismanagement of Iraq and other national security challenges. As public hopes about the Obama presidency rose and peaked, the gap all but vanished. Last May, Democracy Corps found Democrats essentially tied with Republicans (41 to 43 percent) on the question of which party would do a better job on national security.

But now the gap shows signs of re-opening, with Democrats trailing by 17 points, 33 to 50 percent on which party likely voters think would do the better job on national security. The erosion since May is especially strong among women, and among independents, who now favor Republicans on this question by a 56 to 20 percent margin.

Hey, I hate to say this.  But we told you so.  Welcome back to reality, America.  Let’s hope our majority perception of Obama Democrats’ security weakness doesn’t translate into a real threat being ignored by Holder & Gestapo Janet.  The nation is truly run by September 10th’ers.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. The Democrat party has been viewed as weak on defense for as long as I can remember. To the hippie days and candidates like Mondale, Eugene McCarthy. Now it just shows itself in….hey give the terrorists a lawyer, treat them like American citizens no matter that they don’t fight according to accepted Geneva Conv rules. Democrats are weak on crime, defense, terror you name it. And it’s a rep well deserved.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — March 11, 2010 @ 7:56 pm - March 11, 2010

  2. “September 10th’ers.” BRILLIANT description! PRICELESS! I’m DEFINITELY going to remember this one!

    Comment by Seane-Anna — March 11, 2010 @ 9:05 pm - March 11, 2010

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  4. It’s funny how 9/11 happened on a republican’s watch. Yes, 3000 or so dead during the George W. Bush (Republican) administration. No matter how hard you repugnants want to believe otherwise, the worst terrorist attack on US soil happened under a republican. All of that carnage and it was the repugnant republican in “charge.” How on earth can any reasonable person think the GOP has any credibility on security or terrorism? Simply, they don’t. The GOP failed us that day. Bushco failed us that day. He will forever be remembered as the commander in chief reading “My Pet Goat” while we’re being attacked.

    Too bad for you repugnants; this history will never be revised. It’s there forever.

    Comment by buckeyenutlover — March 12, 2010 @ 10:05 pm - March 12, 2010

  5. Wow, such glee in the death of 3000 innocents from bnl.

    I hope and pray we never have another terrorist attack on our soil, well except for the ones we’ve already survived (beltway sniper, Ft Hood shooting, etc.)

    I take comfort in knowing that if the worst happens, we’ll have a president who can call on his friend, fundraiser and former business partner, William Ayers, for expert advice in the terrorist mindset.

    Comment by The_Livewire — March 13, 2010 @ 10:42 pm - March 13, 2010

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