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IRAN NOW VIEWED AS TOP AMERICAN SECURITY THREAT, NEW POLL FINDS
Secure America Now ^ | September 19, 2011

Posted on 09/19/2011 6:02:49 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah

For Immediate Release Contact: Eron Shosteck
Phone: 571-230-7300
Email: PRESS@SECUREAMERICANOW.ORG
September 19, 2011

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NEW YORK, NY – Iran is now seen as the top national security threat to the United States, according to the findings of a new bipartisan poll of 1,000 Americans released by the non-partisan grassroots public interest group Secure America Now, and 96 percent of Americans view national security as an important factor when deciding their vote for the next president. The national poll of 1,000 likely 2012 election voters was conducted in August by Democrat Pat Caddell and Republican John McLaughlin. It has a +/- accuracy level of 3.1 percent.

The bipartisan poll found that after combining 1st and 2nd responses, 63 percent of those surveyed identified Iran as the top U.S. threat, with China next at 50 percent, followed by North Korea at 47 percent. Of the 96 percent saying security is important in deciding whom to vote for, 67 percent said that U.S. national security issues are "very" important. Complete results are online.

"The findings of this survey show that Americans remain ahead of their elected officials in determining issues atop the national agenda," Caddell said. "It's disappointing the GOP presidential candidates gave it such scant attention during their debate this week. Americans are clearly concerned about a broad range of security issues, ranging from Iran's nuclear threat, to China's potential aggression, to North Korea's unstable dictatorship. Politicians must listen."

"What is most striking in these findings is that even n the midst of the lingering recession, it's not just the economy stupid, it's national security, too." McLaughlin said. The poll also showed that 63.5 percent of those surveyed approve military action against Iran if sanctions do not stop their nuclear program, and 77.6 percent think current polices will fail.

"Though both the Bush and Obama administrations have been reticent to consider military options to address the threat posed by Iranian nukes, the American people are prepared to support such action should sanctions fail," said Secure America Now member Devon Cross, a former Defense Policy Board member and mother of two. "Americans across the political spectrum are focused on security, even though these issues get far less attention from politicians than these polling numbers indicate they should."

Secure America Now empowers citizens to influence U.S. security policy by taking action such as signing petitions urging President Obama to bar Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from entering the U.S. to address the United Nations, posting on Facebook and providing support.

[NOTE TO MEDIA: SECURE AMERICA NOW EXPERTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS BY EMAILING ERON SHOSTECK at PRESS@SECUREAMERICANOW.ORG OR CALLING 571.230.7300.]


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KEYWORDS: iran; nationalsecurity

1 posted on 09/19/2011 6:02:54 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah
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To: Ooh-Ah

I find myself thinking about mexico more than Iran lately.


2 posted on 09/19/2011 6:08:29 PM PDT by RC one (Voting isn't a simple act of civic duty anymore, it's a complex act of civil war.)
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To: RC one

I find myself thinking about the ATF more than Iran...


3 posted on 09/19/2011 6:14:03 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: RC one

I must be in the minority. I fear the USA feds


4 posted on 09/19/2011 6:15:49 PM PDT by winodog
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To: Ooh-Ah

Security threats determined by polling 1000 dumbies? Good thing that wasn’t the case when the Germans attacked Pearl Harbor!


5 posted on 09/19/2011 6:18:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Ooh-Ah
Personally I think Barack Hussein Obama is a far bigger threat to National Security than anything Iran is capable of.

That mind you is based on current performance of both parties.

6 posted on 09/19/2011 6:18:32 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Ooh-Ah

Where’s the “meeting with no precondition”, and outstretched hand to the clenched fist, blah blah, Hopey-Dopey-Changey, better and smarter than Bush foriegn policy? Too busy golfing?


7 posted on 09/19/2011 6:39:06 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: RC one

Me too. Our open borders and the illegal aliens pose a far greater threat.


8 posted on 09/19/2011 6:42:08 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: usconservative

Dingdingding we have a winner!
Obumer is the clear and present threat to our country.
He is here and visibly doing damage that may take generations to correct.
Know your enemy, he is right in front of you every day.


9 posted on 09/19/2011 7:00:31 PM PDT by 9422WMR
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To: Ooh-Ah
Iran is now seen as the top national security threat media drumbeat to distract from the Mexican threat
10 posted on 09/19/2011 7:34:48 PM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: Ooh-Ah

and C.A.I.R. is the Islamist cover-up team in the U.S. They should long since have been registered as the enemy foreign agents they are.


11 posted on 09/20/2011 7:53:49 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now ( Is the Obama administration a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Marxist-Islamic-terrorist axis?.)
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