For more than two weeks, politicians and media outlets have relentlessly attacked President Obama's response to the failed underpants bombing, all in attempt to terrify the American public about their own personal security.
Fortunately, their tactics aren't working. A new CNN poll shows that in the wake of the failed attack, neither the would-be terrorist nor the radical right have managed to scare America. Greg Sargent and Spencer Ackerman have the details, but consider these facts:
- 65% of Americans have confidence in President Obama's approach to terrorism, up from 63% this summer.
- Just 9% say they are very worried about terrorism, down from 10% this summer.
- Americans by a wide margin (57%-39%) approve of President Obama's handling of the failed attack.
It may be pathetic that like would-be terrorists, conservatives are trying to terrify America to achieve political goals, but the good news is that they are both failing.
Join the discussion in Davidsfr's recommended diary, CNN Poll: Obama Whomping Cheney on Terror Handling.