The president’s overall approval rating was dropped to just 44 percent. Obama’s approval rating also dropped to 44 percent in 2011 following a debt ceiling battle with Congress.
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 rating of just41% is the lowest point ever recorded, according to a new NBC News poll.
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.
The presidents’ leading from behind strategy on foreign policy, always reactive - never pro-active, seems to be the reason for the low ratings.