A new poll from Rasmussen Reports shows a sharp increase in the amount of American voters who believe “Muslims worldwide” view the United States as an enemy.
The survey found that 49 percent of U.S. likely voters believe Muslims around the world see Americans as the enemy, a sharp increase from January, when the figure was only 39 percent.
Rasmussen also notes:
“Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree and say most Muslims around the world do not view America as an enemy. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure.”
The study found that 52 percent believe that relations with the Islamic world are worse than five years ago, a figure that has increased ten percentage points since August of 2014.
In addition, Rasmussen's study claims:
“Just 12% think U.S.-Islamic relations are better since Obama’s speech in Cairo just over five years ago, while 27% say those relations are about the same.”
Over five years ago, President Obama gave his speech in Cairo, Egypt, which was both criticized and praised for his approach to engaging the Muslim world, drawing a stark contrast with his predecessor, George W. Bush.