An increasing number of Americans believe that China’s communist regime considers itself to be at war with the United States, according to the results of a new national survey.
Some 40 percent of likely U.S. voters said they think the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which rules China as a single-party state, considers itself to be at war with the United States. Less than 26 percent said the CCP doesn’t consider itself at war with the United States, while more than 34 percent were unsure.
The survey, conducted by nonprofit Convention of States Action and polling company Trafalgar Group from Sept. 2 to Sept. 5, polled more than 1,000 likely midterm voters across the political spectrum. The poll had a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points.
Notably, the polling also revealed a stark partisan divide in opinion about the seriousness of the CCP threat.
Slightly less than 60 percent of Republicans believed that the CCP considers itself to be at war with the United States, while less than 24 percent of Democrats said the same.
Regardless of affiliation, however, more Americans were unsure of the veracity of the claim than were confident that it’s untrue.