The Democratic Party members of the House Benghazi Select Committee released their own “report” exonerating Hillary Clinton while mentioning Donald Trump 23 times. Trump was never involved in anything even remotely related with the Battle of Benghazi. These are the same Democrats who are pushing to allow thousands of unidentified and unvetted Muslims into U.S. communities while at the same time trying to disarm American citizens.
Despite the mayhem created by Islamists in the U.S. and Europe, President Obama says the Syrian refugees he hopes to move here are no more dangerous than tourists. The governors of more than two dozen states, citing the links between those refugees and the weekend massacres in Paris, aren’t convinced and have asked the president not to settle them in their states.
Sixty percent (60%) of Likely U.S. Voters oppose the settling of Syrian refugees in the state where they live, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 28% favor their state taking in those refugees. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided.
The president is still planning to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees into this country next year with more to follow, but only 23% favor allowing those refugees to come here at all. Sixty-three percent (63%) oppose Obama’s plan, while 14% are undecided.
In early September when the president first announced that the United States will take in up to 10,000 Middle Eastern migrants to help alleviate the illegal immigration crisis now besetting Europe, 36% favored the plan, and 50% were opposed.
Seventy-seven percent (77%) of voters are now concerned that giving thousands of Syrians asylum poses a national security risk to the United States, with 52% who are Very Concerned. This marks even more concern than voters expressed two months ago. Just 21% don’t share that concern now, but that includes only seven percent (7%) who are Not At All Concerned.
Voters remain less confident of their safety here at home than they have ever been, and that’s according to a survey Rasmussen Reports took before the events in Paris.
The majority of voters across most demographic categories oppose both the president’s overall refugee plan and the settlement of Syrian refugees in their state. But the older the voter, the more likely he or she is to be opposed to both ideas.
Eighty-two percent (82%) of Republicans and 63% of voters not affiliated with either major party oppose allowing Syrian refugees in their state. Democrats by a 48% to 38% margin disagree and support the settlement of those refugees where they live.
Voters in the president’s party are almost evenly divided over his plan to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to America next year. Eighty-three percent (83%) of GOP voters and 66% of unaffiliateds are opposed.
But then 73% of Republicans and half (49%) of unaffiliated voters are Very Concerned that these Syrian refugees pose a national security risk. Just 37% of Democrats agree.
Among voters who oppose settling Syrian refugees where they live, 76% are Very Concerned that they pose a national security risk. Among those who favor having the refugees as their neighbors, just 16% see a national security danger.