Surprising number of Americans feel Obama is a more imminent threat than Putin

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Republicans are now more concerned with the damage being dine by President Obama’s policies than they are with threats from international leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

That’s according to a poll was conducted by Reuters-Ipsos online and questioned 2,809 Americans on threats facing the nation and asked them to rate them on a scale of 1 – 5 with one being no threat and 5 being imminent.

According to the poll Republicans had Obama in the top spot with 34 percent, Putin second at 25 percent and Assad third with 23 percent.

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Reuters spoke to sociologist Barry Glassner, author of “The Culture of Fear: Why Americans are afraid of the wrong things.”

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“There tends to be a lot of demonizing of the person who is in the office,” he said.

He said “fear mongering” would be a tactic employed by both parties in the 2016 presidential campaign.

“The TV media here, and American politics, very much trade on fears,” Glassner added.

Other poll results showed when it comes to terror attacks Americans are most concerned with the Islamic State, Al Qaeda came in second followed by North Korea and Iran.

Democrats were slightly more concerned than Republicans with climate change.

A similar poll was conducted in 2002 by The Wisdom Fund on who was the biggest threat to “Justice and Peace”.

That poll ranked George W. Bush ahead of Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden.

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