On the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorism attacks, Americans feel less safe in the wake of weak leadership, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that revealed:
47 percent feel less safe
26 feel more safe
26 feel about as safe
A year ago, 28 percent said America was less safe.
NBC News reported (see ISIS threat: Fear of terror attack soars to 9/11 high):
“A very war-weary country … seems to have woken up to the real threat that ISIS may present,” says Republican pollster Bill McInturff, who conducted this survey with Democratic pollster Peter Hart and his colleagues at Hart Research.
“The beheadings are so chilling to the American public,” added Hart. “The only things I think of equal impact are the self-immolations back in Vietnam.”
The new poll also found that more than six in 10 respondents believe that taking military action against the Islamic militant group ISIS is in the nation’s interest.
On a personal level, Thursday’s looming 9/11 anniversary has some more on edge for the first time in a number of years. Please join me in flying our American flags on Thursday as one nation under God.
Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell