Candidates for the GOP's presidential nomination would love to be seen as the best choice when it comes to defense. (Video via CNBC)
"I'd blast the hell out of them. They wouldn't be there for long, believe me. I would blast the hell out of them," Donald Trump said.
"After a major terror attack, every society faces a choice between fear and resolve," Hillary Clinton said.
Hillary Clinton was the first choice among Americans to handle terrorism — above Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush — although her lead on Rubio and Bush wasn't statistically significant.
But, as with any poll so far out from the election, the results could change a lot in the coming months.
Greg Sargent wrote for The Washington Post: "To be clear, I don't think this new polling is necessarily predictive of anything. It is only one poll, and others may show the opposite."
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