Obama didn’t raise U.S. terrorist attack risk, most say in poll – CNN

A new poll indicates Americans don’t agree with former Vice President Dick Cheney’s recent assertion that President Obama’s actions have increased the chances of a terrorist attack against the United States.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey also suggests that most people support the president’s plans in Afghanistan — up to a point.

Seventy-two percent of those questioned in the poll, which was released Monday, disagree with Cheney’s view that some of Obama’s actions have put the country at greater risk, with 26 percent agreeing with the former vice president.

In a March 15 interview on CNN’s “State of the Union with John King,” Cheney said the Bush administration’s anti-terror strategies “were absolutely essential to the success we enjoyed of being able to collect the intelligence that led us to defeat all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 9/11.”

“I think that’s a great success story,” Cheney said. “President Obama campaigned against it all across the country. And now he is making some choices that, in my mind, that will in fact raise the risk to the American people of another attack.”