Friday, January 06, 2017
Americans Don't Think Trump Will Make Country Safer
One of Trump big campaign issues was that he would keep America safe -- by defeating terrorism. But it doesn't look like the public believes him. About 58% of the public says that the danger from terrorism will be the same as this year or even worse, while only 27% think Trump will make us safer -- a difference of 31 points.
And it gets worse. A majority of Americans (52%) believes Trump will get us into a new war, while only 32% don't think that will happen -- a difference of 20 points.
Trump is good at talking and making big promises, but most Americans don't believe he'll deliver on those promises.
The charts above use information contained in a new Economist / YouGov Poll -- done between December 24th and 27th of a random national sample of 1,662 adults (including 1,419 registered voters) and has a margin of error of 2.9 points.