It took a massacre in Paris for people to finally wake up.
A newly released ABC News/Washington Post poll reveals that Obama has reached a new low in approval of how he’s handling terrorism. This will come as no surprise to anyone who has been watching the president’s performance over the last week.
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Morgan Chalfant reports at the Washington Free Beacon:
Obama Sees Worst Rating on Handling of Terrorism in His Career
In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, President Obama has earned his worst rating on his handling of terrorism in his career.
Currently, 54 percent of U.S. adults disapprove of the way in which Obama is handling terrorism threats, the worst such rating in his White House career, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Friday. Forty-three percent of Americans disapprove strongly of the president’s handling of terror threats.
Americans are particularly critical of Obama’s response to the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIL or ISIS), the terrorist group that claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks in Paris and that has also threatened attacks on the United States. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults disapprove of Obama’s handling of IS, with 46 percent doing so strongly.
Obama has characterized the Paris attacks, which occurred one day after he insisted the U.S. had “contained” IS, as a “setback.”
The poll, conducted between Nov. 16 and 19 in the days following the Paris attacks that killed 130 people, also indicated that nearly three-quarters of Americans want the U.S. to participate in a military response to the Islamic State.
See the full poll results here.
Maybe the president’s numbers would improve if he focused his anger on terrorists rather than Republicans.