But the results show half of all Americans -- black and white -- male and female -- gay and straight -- see President Barack Obama as a threat to the United States of America.
Only 35% say he poses no threat.
Wow. Finally something we agree on.
From Reuters, the question: "How much of a threat does President Barack Obama pose to the United States?"
Imminent threat 18%That is incredible.
Serious threat 10%
Moderate threat 12%
Minimal threat 11%
No threat 35%
Not sure 13%
A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organizations and individuals posed to the United States on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being no threat and 5 being an imminent threat.
The poll showed 34 percent of Republicans ranked Obama as an imminent threat, ahead of Putin (25 percent), who has been accused of aggression in the Ukraine, and Assad (23 percent). Western governments have alleged that Assad used chlorine gas and barrel bombs on his own citizens.But wait a second. Republicans are a minority in this country. In order to get to a majority of Americans fearing their president, you must get many independents and Democrats to agree.
The willingness of Barack Obama to ignore the Constitution, and his casual attitude toward national security fuel those fears.