US voters concerned about possible terrorist attacks: Poll

Washington: Fifteen years after US government launched “war on terror” following the 9/11 attacks, a majority of US voters are concerned about possible terrorist strikes in the country, a new poll said on Monday.

According to the new Morning Consult poll, 56 per cent of the US voters think it is at least somewhat likely that a terrorist attack will occur in the US over the next few months.

While less than half Democrats say that the US is safer now, an overwhelming majority of Republicans think otherwise, the poll found, with more than seven in 10 Republicans saying that a terrorist attack is somewhat or very likely, Xinhua cited the findings.

The poll came as the country was on high alert against terror attacks after three bomb attacks occurred last month.

Nearly 29 people were wounded in a blast on September 17 in New York City, hours after another pipe bomb exploded on the same day along the route of a Marine charity run in the US state of New Jersey in what authorities believed was a planned attack.

One day later in New Jersey, an explosive device inside a suspicious package at a train station exploded while being examined by the authorities.