CNN Gallup Poll: More now Believe Iraq Made us Less Safe
"Although the latest poll suggests Americans are still split about his leadership, the percentage of respondents who disapprove of the way he is handling his job has fallen to 48 percent from 53 percent in the June 24-26 poll and 51 percent in the June 29-30 poll.
And in the aftermath of last week's terror attacks in London that killed more than 50 people, 12 percent of those asked believe an act of terrorism is very likely in the next several weeks -- three times the percentage who said so in a poll conducted June 16-19.
Forty-three percent said an attack is somewhat likely, up from 31 percent in that June poll, and 9 percent said a terror strike in the United States is not at all likely -- half the percentage who said it was not at all likely in June.
Thirty-five percent said an attack is not too likely, compared to 45 percent in the June poll.
The proportion of respondents who said they believe the war in Iraq has made the United States less safe from terrorism jumped to 54 percent in the latest poll. That is a dramatic increase from 39 percent in the poll conducted June 29-30, a week before the London attacks."