According to a new national survey, a growing number of American voters believe the Chinese regime considers itself to be at war with the U.S.
About 40% of possible U.S. voters think that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which controls China, regards itself to be at war with the United States.
The nonprofit Convention of States Action and pollster Trafalgar Group carried out the poll from September 2 to September 5 on midterm election issues.
According to the Epoch Times, the polling result unveils a huge attitude difference toward the CCP threat among political affiliations.
About 60% of Republicans think the CCP poses a threat to America, considering itself to be at war with the U.S., while only 24% of Democrats think so.
President of the Convention of States Action, Mark Meckler, told The Epoch Times, “These are stunning results.”
Meckler continued, “Americans clearly see that the Chinese Communist Party considers itself at war with the United States, and yet they acknowledge that the U.S. government doesn’t appear to have a clue this is the case.”
Meckler added, “This is not a left-right issue; it’s not a Republican-Democrat issue. It’s a survival issue for America and the free world.”
Unfavorable views toward China have surged in recent years in the U.S. and Western countries as the communist regime exerts its military and economic coercion around the world.
In a Pew poll in March, the number of Americans that have negative views over China reached a record high of 82%, up 6% from 2021.
The survey also pointed out that two-thirds of Americans saw China as a threat, up 5% from 2020 and up 23% from 2013.Earlier this year, another poll from Gallup showed that 79% of Americans held unfavorable opinions about China. It is noted that the number in 2019, before the COVID pandemic, was 57%.