Obama’s approval rating on foreign policy sets a new low.
By JONATHAN TOPAZ | 6/18/14 6:18 AM EDT
President Barack Obama’s approval rating is tied for the lowest mark since the beginning of his presidency, a new poll says.
According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 41 percent of respondents approve of Obama’s performance as president, tied for the lowest point in his presidency. His approval rating on foreign policy sits at 37 percent, setting a new low.
The survey comes after the president has faced backlash on some major foreign policy issues, including the prisoner exchange that released five Taliban prisoners to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the recent sectarian violence in Iraq, where the U.S. withdrew in 2011.
A majority of voters — 54 percent — also said that they don’t believe Obama “is able to lead the country and get the job done,” compared with 42 percent who said they think he can.
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