Fewer US voters say America safer than before 9/11

Washington, June 27 (IANS) Fewer US voters have said that America is now safer than it was before the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, according to a new poll.

A new report by American polling company Rasmussen released early this week finds that only 26 per cent of likely US voters now believe that America is safer than it was before the terrorist attacks, the lowest level of confidence since November 2006, Xinhua news agency reported.

In addition, six in ten likely voters say the country is not safer now, up by seven points compared with the last survey in November 2015.

The survey came at a time when the country was still reeling from the deadliest shooting massacre in US history.

Forty-nine people were killed and 53 others wounded, including a police officer on June 12 in the shooting at the Orlando gay nightclub, Pulse.

–IANS

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