Obama's Foreign Policy Approval at All-Time Low
Only 4 in 10 approve of the job he's doing
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2013 4:05 PM CDT
President Barack Obama speaks in St. Petersburg, Russia.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

(Newser) – With low public support for US airstrikes on Syria, Obama's approval rating on foreign policy has also been sinking, and has now hit an all-time low, reports CNN. A poll by the news channel finds only four in 10 of those studied approve of the job the president is doing on foreign policy—a new low for a CNN poll. "President Obama's approval rating on foreign affairs has continued its steady decline—from 54% in January to 49% in April, 44% in June, and just 40% now," says CNN's polling director. "This may be a troubling sign for a president who in past polls had always scored his highest ratings for his handling of foreign affairs."

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Sep 11, 2013 4:34 PM CDT
What foreign policy? Obama bounces from one unthought remark to the next, falling deeper into his own gaffes as he goes. If he ran a restaurant, nobody would know what the prices were, from one moment to the next. The only thing worse would be -- Joe Biden, whose menu would be 900 pages long, and incomprehensible.
Sep 10, 2013 2:23 PM CDT
Putin has played Obama like a fiddle. Putin wants Russia to become a major player in Middle East affairs. Obama gets in trouble because Israel insisted on a "red line", so Obama took the bait and "drew a red line". Somebody in Syria crossed it and Obama not wanting to appear to back down decides to do what, bomb, bomb, bomb. The American people say no, enough of bomb, bomb, bomb. Obama then looks foolish. Putin grabs the opportunity by brokering a deal with Syria to control chemical weapons. Its a way for Obama to save face and a way for Putin {Russia} to assume an important role in Middle East affairs. For Obama its a way out of a mess of his own making and for Russia its way forward on their Middle East agenda. Who do you think won this round ??
Sep 10, 2013 11:06 AM CDT
Oh whatever. I do not envy any person who holds the office of the presidency. You're always damned if you do and damned if you don't.