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War on Terror: Pessimism Increasing as 36% Say Terrorists Are Winning

Already-pessimistic Americans have grown slightly more so about our ability to defeat the terrorist threat. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 36% of say the U.S. and its allies are winning. An equal number, 36%, say the terrorists are winning. That latter figure matches the highest level ever recorded. The current assessment matches the results found in February. Since then, there had been a slight decrease in pessimism until this month. A separate survey also uncovered an uptick in national pessimism—just 33% now believe the nation’s best days are still ahead of us.

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