9 in 10 Americans approve of govt. handling of Boston Marathon bombings

Last Updated: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 10:30 hrs

A Fox News Poll has found that nine out of ten American respondents were satisfied with the application of law enforcement during the recent terror bombing on the Boston Marathon.

The poll was solely based on telephone calls to randomly chosen 1009 registered voters nation wide.

The poll released on Tuesday, reported that almost 91 percent approved of law enforcement, 71 percent believed in Obama's administration and 55 percent praised the media on the manhunt saturation coverage.

Sixty nine percent agreed that government was protecting them from terrorism. This figure showed a 50 percent increase from the last poll, which was conducted during George W. Bush's second term as president.

The poll also approved of the way the White House and the media had handled the bombings.

The explosion killed three persons and injured over 250. Two suspects were identified by the law enforcement and all media showed their pictures. Within a week one suspect was shot dead, while the other was caught.

President Obama has consistently received applauds on his handling of terrorism in the country. He received an all time high rating of 71 percent in May 2011, after the death of Osama Bin Laden.

He has earned a 47 percent approval for his over all performance, while 45 percent disagree to his performance.

However, even after the recent Boston bombings, the alarming issue of terrorism doesn't hold an important position.

Economy occupies the first slot with 42 percent, followed by federal deficit with 17 percent. Terrorism and health care gets a single digit rating of nine and seven percent respectively.

The priority list of the people includes gun control (five percent) and immigration (four percent). (ANI)

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