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Voters Are Not Impressed With Obama’s Response to San Bernardino

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Following the first major attack by radical Islamic terrorists on American soil in several years, President Obama sought to reassure Americans in a speech to the nation Sunday night that the federal government has things under control. He outlined the measures being taken to fight the radical Islamic State group (ISIS), called for more gun control and cautioned against anti-Muslim bias.

But just one-in-three Likely U.S. Voters (34%) give the president good or excellent marks for his response to last week’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that more voters (43%) rate Obama’s response to the killings as poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 6-7, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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