The percentage of voters who say the U.S. and its allies are winning the War on Terrorism is the highest since February 2009. Rasmussen Reports has tracked sentiment since 2004.
For September 2018, 56% said “the U.S. and its allies” are “winning the the War on Terrorism,” two points higher than the 54% measured in April. It’s the highest since the survey conducted from February 4 to 6, 2009, when it came in at 62%.
Under Barack Obama, the percentage saying the U.S. and its allies were winning collapsed, particularly amid the rise of the Islamic States of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). But the once-strong terror army has been decimated, to the point of near annihilation.
Now, 47% say the U.S. is safer since than it was before the 9/11 terror attacks. That’s up from only 31% in November 2017 and the highest level of confidence in the nation’s safety since late 2012. Meanwhile, just 34% disagree, down from an all-time high of 60% measured two years ago.
The national telephone and online survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted September 5-6, 2018, by Rasmussen Reports. It has a sampling error of +/- 3% with a 95% Confidence Level.