Poll: Americans don't think Obama has increased terror risk

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's claims have apparently been rejected -- and by a wide margin.

Published April 13, 2009 7:35PM (EDT)

Even now that he's out of office -- and out of his undisclosed location -- Americans still aren't buying everything former Vice President Dick Cheney has to say.

Last month, Cheney warned that President Obama's actions since his inauguration "raise the risk to the American people of another [terror] attack." He'd made similar comments the month before that, as well.

But CNN has just released the results of a poll, conducted from April 3rd to April 5th, that shows most people don't believe that. Only 26 percent of respondents said they believe Obama's actions "have increased the chances of a terrorist attack against the U.S." And a large majority -- 72 percent -- said they don't believe that.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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