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.”