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26 percent of Obama supporters say tea party greatest terrorist threat: poll

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About half of all voters see radical Muslims as the biggest terrorist threat to the country, but among those who approve of President Obama’s performance, the tea party is not far behind, according to a new poll.

Fifty-one percent of likely U.S. voters consider radical Muslims to be the bigger threat to the country today, and 13 percent say the Tea Party is, according to a new Rasmussen poll.


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But among those who approve of Mr. Obama’s job performance, 29 percent see radical Muslims as the bigger threat and 26 percent say the tea party. Among those who strongly approve of the president, more actually fear the tea party than radical Muslims.

Thirteen percent of the entire sample say political and religious extremists to be the larger danger, six percent say local militia groups, and two percent say the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Among those who disapprove of the president’s performance, 75 percent say radical Muslims are the bigger terrorist threat and one percent say the tea party.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted June 22-23 and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

The latest daily tracking poll from Rasmussen shows 46 percent of likely U.S. voters approve of Mr. Obama’s job performance and 51 percent disapprove.

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