In the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, President Obama has hit his lowest ever approval numbers on the issue of foreign policy. With only 32% of Americans approving and a whopping 62% disapproving, Obama topped the record he set just last month, when he sat at an already abysmal 36-60%. Currently Obama is an astonishing 30 points underwater.
This poll was taken before the President’s primetime address this week, where he laid out a four-point plan to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State or ISIS. The speech seemed to please no one in the media on the left or right, but we’ll have to wait to see how it played in Kansas.
On the question of whether America is less or more safe after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the Obama Administration hit historic lows going back to when this poll started asking the question in September of 2002. Currently, only 26% believe we are safer today, while 47% believe we are less safe.
That’s a huge drop from 39-28% just a year ago.
The previous record low on the question of less-or-more safe was 31% in 2005. (five points higher than where we are today.) The previous record low on the question of less safe was 37% in 2007 (a full 10 points lower than today).
The latest Fox News poll shows the president at his near historic lows in this particular survey on the issue of foreign policy. Currently, only 34% approve, while 59% disapprove. There is hardly any statistical difference between that and the president’s record low of 32-60% back in June. The uptick on disapproval over last month is, however, significant — a jump from 53% to 59%.
Fox News has the president’s overall job approval rating upside down 19 points at 38-57%.