Republicans seen as stronger on Terrorism: Impact of Brussels-like events on US politics

Electorally speaking, terrorist attacks like the one in Brussels are more likely to benefit Republicans than Democrats.
Republicans historically have been seen as more credible on “terrorism” and “foreign policy”.

The March 2016 Ipsos/Reuters poll puts Republicans at a 7-point advantage on “the war on terror”.

Typically, after an attack, public concern about

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