By Kevin Zeese, www.PopularResistance.org
Obama’s Approval Rating Plummets To Its Lowest Point Ever, And Syria Is To Blame
President Barack Obama’s approval rating has matched its lowest ever recorded in a new NBC News poll.
And huge drops in his foreign policy approval combined with poor marks for handling the situation in Syria are to blame.
Obama’s overall approval rating stands at 44%. The only other time it has been that low in the NBC survey came at the end of 2011, after a bruising debt ceiling fight with Congress that ended in a downgrade of the nation’s credit rating.
This time, the drop is largely due to foreign policy concerns. Only 41% approve of the way Obama is handling foreign policy, the lowest ever. Consider that just last December, 52% approved of the way he was handling foreign policy.
The drop in satisfaction in foreign policy comes as Obama has ramped up talk for military action in Syria. According to the poll, Americans aren’t very satisfied with the way he has approached U.S. involvement in that conflict, either. Only 35% approve, and 44% disapprove.
The poll also showed the quagmire facing Obama as he decides how to proceed in Syria. Almost four in five Americans think that Obama should seek Congressional approval before moving forward with any strikes in Syria.