Unka Karl thought the War on Terra would be the Republikkkan’s trump card in this year’s mid-term elections, as it has been in the past.Rasmussen proves him wrong.
In the lowest display of confidence in the United States’ position in the war on terror since Rasmussen Reports began polling on the subject two years ago, just 31% of American adults say the U.S. and its allies are winning the War on Terror. That’s a 10-point drop since our last poll taken in the days immediately following the fifth anniversary of 9/11.
For the first time since polling began, a plurality of respondents give the advantage to the terrorists—36% say they’re ahead in the war on terror. Twenty-two percent (22%) say neither side is winning.
During Election 2004, a majority of Americans consistently believed the U.S. was winning and fewer than 30% believed the terrorists had the advantage.
Today, most (54%) believe that the situation in Iraq will get worse over the next six months—a six-point increase since last month. Twenty-four percent (24%) say it will improve and 12% say it will stay the same.
Fifty-five percent (55%) believe history will show America’s mission in Iraq to be a failure.