6 in 10 Americans very worried about security of Pak nukesMay 6th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 6 (ANI): Eighty-seven percent of American voters are still concerned about the security of nuclear weapons in Pakistan, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey.
According to the Daily Times, 60 percent of the respondents said they are ‘very concerned’, while only 10 percent of those asked said they were not worried.
While the level of overall concern is unchanged from August 2007, following former president Pervez Musharraf’s resignation, the number of those ‘very concerned’ has jumped 15 points.
Eighty-six percent pf the respondents said they are concerned about the Taliban from Afghanistan taking over Pakistan; 48 percent said they are ‘very concerned’.
Pakistan is still ranked third on a list of the nations the US voters view as the biggest threats to US national security (14 percent). Iran heads the list (35 percent) followed by North Korea (23 percent).
Significantly 16 percent are undecided. Asked whether the United States should send troops to Pakistan to help combat the Taliban, 33 percent said ‘yes’, 33 percent said ‘no’ and 34 percent were not sure.
In previous surveys, voters have agreed generally with President Barack Obama that Afghanistan is the central front in the war on terror. Only 42 percent of voters now believe the United States and its allies are winning the war on terror. (ANI)
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