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  • New Poll Shows More Trouble for New START

    Last week Rasmussen Reports released a poll of 1,000 American adults on national security issues. The results were not good news for President Barack Obama’s New START agenda. Some of the questions included::

    How important is America’s nuclear weapons arsenal to the country’s national security?

    51% Very important
    26% Somewhat important
    11% Not very important
    4% Not at all likely
    8% Not sure

    Should the United States reduce the number of nuclear weapons in its arsenal?

    27% Yes
    57% No
    16% Not sure

    Should the United States halt the development of new nuclear weapons?

    31% Yes
    46% No
    24% Not sure

    How likely is it that other countries will reduce their nuclear weapons arsenal and development in response to the actions taken by the United States?

    13% Very likely
    24% Somewhat likely
    41% Not very likely
    14% Not at all likely
    8% Not sure

    Center for Security Policy founder Frank Gaffney explains what the results mean at Big Peace:

    In other words, the American people want no part of disarming this country. In stead, they expect their deterrent to be kept strong and modern; the polling data suggests how incredulous and angry the public will become when they learn the U.S. stockpile has not been modernized for over two decades, has been untested explosively for 18 years and the scientific and industrial infrastructure that supports that stockpile is now far less modern — and productive — than Iran’s, to say nothing of its Russian and Chinese counterparts. They also strongly reject the idea that underpins the Obama approach to New START and the “global zero” initiative, namely that the rest of the world will follow if the United States leads by exhibiting unilateral restraint.

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    6 Responses to New Poll Shows More Trouble for New START

    1. Robert, Edmonton Alberta says:

      Again the immense wisdom of the American people shines through (the election of Obama notwithstanding, although I chalk that up to media and Obama’s I’m just a centrist meme)

      The majority of Americans see the US as a force for good in the world, therefore, nuclear weapons in the hands of the US ensures global strability and gives our enemies pause. You don’t need a PhD in international relations to figure that out.

      Whoever the Republican nominee for Pres. is in 2012 should open his campaign at ground zero and declare “before my first term is done these towers will be rebuilt and at the same time America will be rebuilt on the Constitutional foundation that created the greatest nation on earth.”

    2. Dennis Georgia says:

      What the American public thinks means nothing to obama and clan. Look at what has already been done with the bills that were forced through Congress by pelosi reid and obama. They do not care what we think!!!

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    5. Mike New Jersey says:

      Sadly the headline is wrong. It should read "Democrats will vote for START no matter what the public thinks"

    6. CR says:

      This author should take his comments one step further. “Obama(‘s) approach to New START and the “global zero” initiative, namely that the rest of the world will follow if the United States leads by exhibiting unilateral restraint” shows his arrogants not the United States of America!

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