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Fox Poll: 80% Think US Is Losing Standing In The World

From Fox News:

Fox News Poll: Voters say Obama ‘disengaged,’ US losing its standing

By Dana Blanton | June 24, 2014

A majority of voters describes President Obama’s leadership as “disengaged,” and almost all continue to believe the nation’s reputation is declining, according to the latest Fox News poll.

The new poll, released Tuesday, finds 80 percent of voters think the U.S. is losing some of its standing in the world. A sizable 69 percent-majority of Democrats joins a vast 90-percent majority of Republicans in holding that view.

Last year about the same number overall felt the U.S. was losing its reputation (82 percent).

Huh? The number was actually worse last year? Despite all of the terrible foreign policy news since then? Including the collapse of Iraq.

At the same time, voters think the country’s top leader isn’t as focused on his job as he should be: 58 percent describe Obama’s leadership as “disengaged and slow to react.” More than one in four Democrats agrees with that characterization (27 percent).

Some 40 percent of voters say the president is “fully engaged and on top of things.” Democrats (72 percent) are more than twice as likely as independents (35 percent) and seven times as likely as Republicans (10 percent) to feel that way.

This is the Limbaugh Theorem still at work. The sad fact is Obama is very engaged. These things aren’t happening on their own.

But the majority of Americans still don’t want to believe that a US President wants to see America brought down a notch. Or, actually, a lot more than just a notch.

Obama’s overall job performance rating remains underwater by double-digit margins: 41 percent of voters approve, while 54 percent disapprove. Earlier this month it was 40-54 percent.

And, as the United States sends hundreds of military advisers to help Iraq fight terrorist insurgents, Obama’s marks on foreign policy hit a record low: 32 percent now approve of the job he’s doing, while 60 percent disapprove. His previous low was 33-56 percent in March.

Furthermore, by a more than two-to-one margin, voters think that Obama didn’t have enough foreign policy experience to be “an effective president and commander-in-chief” when he first ran for president in 2008. Only 29 percent say he did, while 64 percent disagree. Some 37 percent of Democrats believe Obama didn’t have the necessary foreign policy experience to be an effective president when he first ran…

And yet they voted for him anyway. But Obama’s lack of foreign policy experience is not really the problem here. It’s Obama’s chip on his shoulder about America that is the problem.

In effect, we are witnessing the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s foreign policy being enacted right before our eyes.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Fox Poll: 80% Think US Is Losing Standing In The World”

  1. Dammit, let’s dismantle more of the military so we come in dead last


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