Poll: Republicans Think Obama Is A Greater Threat Than Putin, Assad

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March 30, 2015 2:51 p.m.

Republicans believe that President Obama poses a greater imminent threat to the United States than Russian President Vladimir Putin or Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday.

When asked which individuals, countries, and organizations posed an imminent threat to the U.S., 34 percent of Republicans said that Obama was an imminent threat, while just 25 percent said Putin was an imminent threat and 23 percent said Assad was an imminent threat.

Republicans also said they saw Democrats as a threat. Twenty-seven percent of Republicans said that the Democratic party was a an imminent threat to the U.S., and 22 percent of Democrats said they felt the Republican party was an imminent threat to the U.S.

Reuters/Ipsos surveyed 2,809 Americans, including 1,083 Democrats and 1,059 Republicans, online March 16-24 with a margin of error plus or minus 2.1 percentage points.

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