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Fox News Poll: 29 Percent Believe Terrorists Live In Their Town

| by Michael Allen

A new Fox News poll of 1,006 voters found that 29 percent believe it is “very” likely that terrorists are living in their towns.

Fox News notes that of those who believe in a local terrorist threat, they break down as follows: "Tea Party movement (69 percent), those ages 55 and over (67 percent), independents (65 percent) and Southerners (63 percent)."

The poll also found that 60 percent believe that the U.S. is still in a recession, while more than a third, 36 percent, believe the recession is over.

While the pro-recession belief is a high number, it's actually lower than 2012 when 86 percent said the U.S. was still experiencing the economic malady.

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Despite much lower numbers of people who believe the recession continues, 53 percent believe that the Obama administration has failed to manage the federal government in a “competent and effective” way.

Even though President Obama has bombed ISIS repeatedly since last year, 55 percent don't approve of him handling the terrorist group.

According to The Hill, the Fox News poll found that among GOP presidential 2016 contenders (and possible contenders) retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson tied Jeb Bush at 13 percent for the top position.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin got 11 percent, Mike Huckabee came in at 10 percent, while Republicans Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey were tied at 6 percent.

Sources: Fox News, The Hill
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