2/3/17, "Most Voters Think Trump, Unlike Obama, Puts U.S. Interests First," Rasmussen Reports
"Most voters think President Trump agrees with them and will put America first on the world stage unlike his predecessor.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters say that when thinking about problems in the world, they are more interested in finding a solution that most benefits the United States. Forty-two percent (42%) disagree and say they are more interested in finding a solution that is better for the whole world. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
These findings are similar to those measured last August. Tellingly, however, while 76% of Republicans and 56% of unaffiliated voters are more interested in finding a solution that most benefits the United States, 62% of Democrats are more interested in one that is better for the whole world.
Seventy-eight percent (78%) of all voters believe Trump is more interested in finding a solution that most benefits the United States. Just 10% believe he is more interested in doing what’s better for the whole world. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure.
This is starkly different from how voters perceived former President Obama. Only 23% felt Obama cared more about solutions that most benefit the United States, while most (58%) said he was more concerned with what’s better for the world....
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 31 and February 1, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
A survey last May found that 60% of voters agreed with Trump that the United States has not been putting its own interests ahead of others and should reverse course when it comes to foreign policy.
Men and voters under 40 are more likely than women and older voters to say they are more interested in finding solutions that most benefit the United States.
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of conservatives think America first vs. 68% of liberals who put the world first. Moderates are almost evenly divided.
Overwhelming majorities of voters across all demographic groups, however, agree that Trump is more interested in what’s better for America when it comes to finding solutions.
Eighty-nine percent (89%) of voters who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing as president say they are more interested in finding solutions that most benefit the United States. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of those who Strongly Disapprove of the president's job performance are more interested in doing what’s best for the whole world.
A plurality (46%) of all voters said in September that U.S. policies in the last five years have hurt relations with most other countries. Thirty-five percent (35%) said those policies have helped U.S. relations instead. Eleven percent (11%) felt they have had no impact.
Fifty-two percent (52%) agree with Trump’s inauguration statement, “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only America first. America first.” Thirty-seven percent (37%) disagree.
Most voters welcome the new president’s decision to scrap the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) mega-trade deal and agree that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexico and Canada needs to be reworked.
Despite continuing protests and legal challenges, voters by a 52% to 43% margin favor Trump''s temporary refugee ban.... Fifty-six percent (56%) favor the temporary block on visas prohibiting residents of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States until the government approves its ability to screen for likely terrorists.
The president is reportedly preparing to dramatically reduce the amount of money the United States gives to the United Nations, and half of voters support such a move. Republicans strongly approve.
Forty-four percent (44%) agree with Trump that the United States should remove its troops from Western Europe and let the Europeans defend themselves if they refuse to pick up more of the costs involved in doing so. Thirty-two percent (32%) disagree, but 24% are undecided.
Additional information from this survey and a full demographic breakdown are available to Platinum Members only."
Added: 2/12/2015, NY Times: Violent jihadist easily evaded US Visa process:
2/12/2015, "U.S. Visa Process Missed San Bernardino Wife’s Zealotry on Social Media," NY Times,
San Bernardino Islamic mass murderer, K-1 visa recipient, openly advocated violent jihad in social media postings. But US immigration officials don't routinely view social media as part of background checks, say not 'appropriate' to do so. Priority is to keep US borders open for business and travel, screenings, safety are trade-offs. Tens of millions of foreigners are cleared to enter US each year to work, visit, or live, officials say impossible to check social media for of all-NY Times, Feb. 2, 2015
Added: The Tennessean: Four African refugees living in the US for much of their lives convicted of hate crime, torture of two white males in Tennessee whom they stabbed with jagged knife, stripped, forced to have oral sex, and left for dead. Media not interested that US taxpayers are participating in their own genocide
"Peterpal Tutlam is from South Sudan and has been in the U.S. as a refugee since he was about 10 years old (now age 31), according to his attorney, David Harris. All four men [two of whom, Duol and Yangreek were brothers] charged in the case were born abroad but have lived in the US much of their lives."
Image: Top left, Duol Wal; Tut Tut, middle with blue shirt; Peterpal, right with orange shirt, bottom left, Yangreek Wal, younger brother of Duol Wal. (Images from Tennessean and Nashville Metro Police)
1/11/2016, "'That was the moment it became about torture'," The Tennessean,
2/28/2016, "Africans sentenced for notorious hate crime torture attack in Nashville," stop hate crimes.com