President Obama and Hillary Clinton still won't say it, but most voters continue to believe the United States is at war with radical Islamic terrorism.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of 1,000 likely voters finds 86 percent consider radical Islamic terrorism a serious threat to the United States, including 61percent who consider it a Very Serious one. Just 12 percent feel radical Islamic terrorism is a not very or Not At All Serious threat.
The number who consider radical Islamic terrorism a serious threat is down from a high of 92 percent last November just after terrorist attacks in Paris, France. At that time, 73 percent described it as a Very Serious Threat, up dramatically from the 50 percent who felt that way in October 2014.
Sixty percent of voters continue to believe the United States is at war with radical Islamic terrorism, showing no change from last year. Only 24 percent disagree, while 15 percent are undecided.
Obama, Clinton and many other Democrats avoid using the term "radical Islamic terrorism" publicly because they believe it implicates all Muslims for the actions of extremists. Many Republicans, including presidential nominee Donald Trump, place high importance on the language, saying an enemy cannot be defeated if it is not identified by name.