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Democrats more afraid of outside world than Republicans
  Mar 06, 2004

A computerized telephone survey of 750 respondents throughout the United States of America between February 26-March 6, 2004. Best efforts were made to split respondents in equal number between Northern States and Southern States. The margin of error is between 4.4%, 18 times out of 20 @ 97% competency.

Question #1
How dangerous would you presently say the world is, in terms of tensions between countries, including uneasiness about global terrorism?
Very dangerous    52 %
Dangerous    26 %
Less than dangerous    19 %
Question #2
In your opinion, when it comes to United States foreign policy in dealing with enemies, is it better to be?
Feared    33. %
Respected    67 %
Question #3
How would you speculate United States foreign enemies perceive George W. Bush and U.S. foreign policy?
They fear George W. Bush and current U.S. foreign policy    32 %
They respect George W. Bush and current U.S. foreign policy    40. %
They neither fear nor respect George W. Bush and current U.S. foreign policy    28 %
Question #4
With respect to United States foreign interests both strategically and economically, do you anticipate the world will become:
More dangerous    62 %
Less dangerous    28 %
Remain the same as it is now    10 %
Question #5
In the last general federal election in the United States, for which political party did you cast your vote?
Democrat    47 %
Republican    46 %
This survey suggests to me that as the political situation in the U.S. stands right now, President George W. Bush will win another term. John Kerry has unequivocal credentials, but Vietnam was than, and the Middle East is now.
Senator Kerry requires a Southern Democrat for a running mate. Although that isn't news necessarily, I believe the correct choice is Wesley Clark. Wesley Clark can speak to an era of modern warfare in a changing world, understands the nuances of 'terrorist' warfare from his time in Bosnia and the former Yugoslavia, and as a consequence understands what is happening in the rapidly evolving European Community.
Some Democratic supporters appear to be sliding into a place of denial about world affairs particularly, many of whom because they simply don't like war, are also afraid of terrorism, and are equally challenged by the fact that President Bush has been successful combating terrorism.

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