Gallup polls Americans on cyberterrorism; the economy; and what makes a good president

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     President Barack Obama meets with members of this national security team and cybersecurity advisers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington Tuesday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)

    President Barack Obama meets with members of this national security team and cybersecurity advisers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington Tuesday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in American opinion.

    President Barack Obama this week rolled out a proposal to spend billions more on U.S. cybersecurity, something the public would agree with. New data show that Americans consider cyberterrorism to be one of the most critical threats facing the country.

    Gov. Chris Christie is back in New Jersey now that his poor showing in New Hampshire has pushed him out of the race for president. He has plenty of challenges in the Garden State. New polling shows that New Jersey residents rated New Jersey’s economy worse than all but four other states. Pennsylvania did somewhat better, and Delaware better than that, but none of the three states were anywhere near Utah, whose residents are most positive of all.

    Christie made a big deal about his tenure as governor serving as the best experience for being president, and new results show that Americans agree to a limited degree, although they also value the experience of congressional service.

    Americans, in a generic sense, aren’t too enamored of executive training in business as a precursor to  the presidency.

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