Poll: Approval of Obama Foreign Policy Drops

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 and is filed under Foreign Policy, News

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We’ve long argued that the Romney strategy of allowing Obama’s record to stand for itself is flawed.  He must attack Obama directly on specific issues and connect the dots for the public.  The media certainly won’t do it.  We see this born out in the polling data that show Obama, amazingly, leading on issues like healthcare, energy, and foreign policy – his biggest failures.  This past week was an exception to the rule.  Obama’s inept and dangerous foreign policy was on display for all to see.  And yes, Romney did attack him for it.  Now, according to Politico, his numbers on foreign policy are dropping quickly:

Approval of President Obama’s handling of foreign policy has taken a beating since last month, according to a new NBC/WSJ poll taken after violence erupted last week in Egypt and Libya.

The poll found approval among registered voters dropped to 49 percent, down from from 54 percent a month earlier, NBC’s FirstRead reports. The fall was steeper among independents, going from 53 percent in August to 41 percent. Even support among Republicans dropped eight points — from 19 percent to 10 percent.