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Obama’s Foreign Policy Rating Drops 5 Points

From a gobsmacked NBC News:

NBC/WSJ poll: Obama’s approval on foreign policy drops

After last week’s political firestorm over attacks on U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that President Obama’s approval rating on foreign policy has dropped five points since August.

In the poll, 49 percent approve of the president’s job in handling foreign policy, versus 46 percent who disapprove. Last month, 54 percent said they approved of his foreign-policy handling.

And not only is this poll of registered voters, it oversampled Democrats by 7%. (A pdf file: Dem/Rep/Ind = 32%/25%/38%.)

Much of that drop can be attributed to increased political polarization just seven weeks until Election Day.


Indeed, 86 percent of Democrats approve of Obama on foreign policy, compared with just 10 percent of Republicans. Yet in August, nearly twice as many Republicans — 19 percent — approved.

Still, in the current NBC/WSJ poll, only 41 percent of independents approve of Obama’s foreign-policy handling, versus 53 percent who did so last month.

So once again the precious Independents are fleeing Obama. In fact, NBC can’t bring itself to actually say that now 59% of Independents oppose Obama.

The full NBC/WSJ poll — which was conducted Sept. 12-16…

Which is probably before the enormity of Obama’s Middle East debacle has sunk in for most people.

But this cannot be good news for Obama. And that Romney video is probably not going to be able to turn things around. They are going to have to dig up another distraction, and quick.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Obama’s Foreign Policy Rating Drops 5 Points”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Obama has no “foreign policy”

    His foreign relations are in Kenya. That’s all he knows.

  2. AcornsRNutz says:

    “They are going to have to dig up another distraction, and quick.”

    They can and they will. And we won’t like it one bit. Bets that a misguided, inept, poorly planned and led military mission of some kind occurs in the next few weeks? Probably against someone who needs an ass kicking, but in a completley ineffectual manner so as to ensure even more embarrassment abroad, to say nothing of American lives wasted. Then of course, we would be commiting military suicide to change CIC during such a time of world wide strife. Watch and see.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Some years ago, a slick, smooth-talkin’ sumbitch walked up to the teleprompter and proceeded to excoriate George W Bush for how he deals with the middle east.

    This same smoothie then got elected to the highest office in the free world.

    He then gave the finger to the republicans and said, “Watch dis. Dis is how I roll.” and smugly started going about telling the American people what lousy humans they have been.

    Then, he set about a world-tour, apologizing for all the nasty, evil that had been wielded against the poorer nations of the world by the “colonialists”.

    He then came home, sat back and with that same self-assured, smug expression on his face, set about to destroy the US economy saying, “Y’all been doin’ it wrong. Dis iz how it’s done, bro. Watch closely cuz dis is how I roll.” And in between golf games and parties at the people’s house, he signed executive orders and set up committees to confuse and cloud his real actions while telling his faithful followers what they wanted to hear.

    Then, September 11, 2012 happened and it all blew up in his face. The expression on his face and the faces of his lackeys was beyond classic. I was immediately reminded of a Honeymooners episode where Ralph Kramden is caught without a prepared answer and blurts, “homina homina homina”.

    The smug, arrogant twit just got caught playing with himself in the bathroom. He can’t hide it, he can’t deny it. Red-handed. His whole agenda revealed by the results of them. His belief that he could snow-job any and all just crapped all over the white carpet.

    The media will not report it. They are more interested in socialism than actually reporting the facts. Thus, the American people are no longer watching them or reading their newspapers. The entrenched leftist scum has exposed themselves by virtue of failing to report the obvious. The American people are becoming wise to their scam and they resent being lied to.

    Meanwhile, they intensify the lies and try to use another distraction (squirrel!) to pull our eyes off of the disastrous middle-east. “Hey, hey….big new shiny over here….look. LOOK DAMMIT!”. And the American people aren’t looking.

    The ones who don’t like Romney note it in passing but add it to their files of what they don’t like about Romney. The ones who have already decided to vote for Romney ignore it except for the annoyance factor that it’s on every channel and every magazine cover. So it’s a non-issue, really. But both sides are equally annoyed that the news is failing to report on the issues that are of concern. In other words, being irresponsible. But it is telling that they still think they have a monopoly on the information at hand.

    They don’t and they are too stupid to realize it.

    The new media has provided what Americans want and as they turn to their computers, they find the truth whether they want it or not. Usually they do.

    Thank you Steve Jobs and Bill Gates for the personal computer. Odd that you two blindly support socialist government but I look upon it as a great joke. Brilliant though you may be in the world of programing and ones and zeros, you cannot understand that you have given the masses the ability to have greater freedom. So I still thank you.

  4. Anonymoose says:

    Our embassies are assaulted throughout the Mideast, the ambassador to Libya was killed and they had warning of the attack….and it’s somehow still the GOP’s fault.

  5. Reality Bytes says:

    Foreign Policy?! We Got No Foreign Policy! We got no STINKIN’ Foreign Policy!

    • ilzito guacamolito says:

      Excellent! You invoked the bandit Gold Hat from “Treasure of the Sierra Madre” who, ironically, was pretending to be a Mexican Federale –
      “Foreign policy? We ain’t got no foreign policy. We don’t need no foreign policy! I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ foreign policy!”

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