Poll: Clinton Tops Trump, GOP Field on Handling Terror
According to a Monday poll by the Washington Post/ABC News, the majority of Americans believe Hillary Clinton is better suited than Donald Trump and the other Republican candidates when it comes to handling terrorism and ISIS.
Clinton netted 46 percent of the vote, while Jeb Bush received 43 percent. She edged out Trump by 8 points and Ben Carson by 9.
The Washington Post-ABC News poll out Monday asked Americans if they would trust Clinton or one of five Republican candidates more. She led Trump 50% to 42%, Carson 49% to 40%, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz 47% to 40%, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio 47% to 43%.
The poll did not ask about Clinton’s Democratic opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The poll also found that Americans strongly disapprove of how President Barack Obama is handling ISIS and the threat of terror broadly.
Americans disapprove of how Obama is handling ISIS in Iraq and Syria, with 57% who disapprove and 35% who approve. Fifty-four percent also disapprove of his handling of the threat of terrorism, compared with 40% who approve.
Questioners surveyed 1,004 American adults by telephone Nov. 16 to Nov. 19, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
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