Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Obama’s State of the Union – Terrorism

Pew Research reports that terrorism has now surged to the top position in the public rating as the top priority for President Obama and Congress (Jan. 11, 2015). As reported by Pew, the public’s views on the economy have improved and the economy as a top priority, while still high, has dropped 11 points since January 2013 (5 points since Jan. 2014).

Although Obama mentioned terrorism, domestic issues dominated his next to last State of the Union.

There are strong partisan differences over issue priorities. Republicans are more concerned about the terrorism and strengthening the military than Democrats. Global warming, the environment and the poor get more attention from Democrats than Republicans.

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