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MSNBC: Obama’s “Downward Trend” On Foreign Policy Is “Really Problematic” For Democrats

After licking his boots for the past 6 years, MSNBC analysts and hosts are now laying harsh criticism on Obama.

Washington Post writer and MSNBC contributor Chris Cillizza said Obama’s “32% approval” on foreign policy “is not a good number. It’s part of his broader [disapproval].”

Foreign policy, Cillizza adds, “was once the strong suit of the Obama Presidency.”

Indeed, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll found that 56% of Americans say they disapprove of the way Obama is handling international affairs.

And a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll fared even worse for Obama. It found that a mere 32% of the country approves of Obama’s foreign policy agenda.

Screen Shot 2014-09-10 at 5.20.09 PM“President Obama being at 40% broadly,” Cillizza added, ” really hurts Democrat candidates. I’ve been talking to pollsters, strategists for the last couple of weeks and they say he’s not a factor in the election, he is thee factor in the election. Obama’s downward trend is really problematic for candidates across the country.”

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell said Obama had to be “dragged” to the point of even considering bombing ISIS.

Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus said Obama’s message on ISIS has been “incredibly confusing.”

“It is not surprising that he’s at 32% in the polls. Anybody who’s been paying attention to the world is concerned and anybody who’s been paying attention to the president’s foreign policy is confused.”

Democrats in Congress have been separating themselves from Obama on ISIS, as of late. Obama has wanted to take his time, which is a timid approach that few Democrats publicly endorse.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, wrote a column last week urging Obama to “confront ISIS now.”

The New York Times‘ editorial board, along with several top Democrats have also demanded that Obama lay out his strategy on ISIS.

Obama will address the nation tonight in a primetime speech, where he is expected to explain his plan to deal with ISIS.

 


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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