Security Matters to 2014 Voters

At the National Security Action Summit held in Washington yesterday, renowned pollster Kellyanne Conway unveiled the results of fresh public opinion research.

Mrs. Conway reported that American voters she queried are overwhelmingly concerned about security issues – and believe that their leaders are not doing enough to address them.

Particularly striking was the response of significant numbers of women, black and Hispanic voters. Like a majority of the population as a whole, they preferred a strategy described as “peace through strength” over one that seeks to disengage from foreign affairs, in the hope that others will leave us alone in return.

Mrs. Conway observed that candidates in the many close elections this fall ought to take note of these findings. It may be an opportunity to do well while doing good for the nation.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.