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June 25, 2014
Obama polls plummet on ‘two I’s’ — Iraq and Immigration
By Silvio Canto, Jr.
The latest NYTimes/CBS News pollbrings more bad news to President Obama on the foreign policy front, or basically Iraq;
"The poll found that 58 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Mr. Obama is handling foreign policy, a jump of 10 points in the last month to the highest level since Mr. Obama took office in 2009.
The spike in disapproval is especially striking among Democrats, nearly a third of whom said they did not approve of his handling of foreign policy."
The second "I" is immigration. This issue has blown up in President Obama’s face, specially since kids showed up at the border.
According to Fox News:
"Approval of President Barack Obama’s handling of immigration has dropped to 31 percent, while 65 percent of people surveyed by Gallup disapprove of his immigration policies."
Both of these issues reflect President Obama’s lack of vision and unwillingness to tackle problems.
On Iraq, he was all hung up on keeping a campaign promise about ending the war. He wanted to give that reelection speech about removing the troops from Iraq.
It worked in 2012 but it is not working in 2014. Even Peter Beinart, a liberal, is now saying that President Obama deserves blame for the situation in Iraq. He really does!
On immigration, President Obama has never been willing to say that immigration laws must be respected. His vague remarks clearly invited parents in Central America to send their kids for a better life in the US.
On both fronts, immigration and Iraq, President Obama faces terrible challenges and seems totally overwhelmed by events.
Again, he created both messes and now has to deal with them.
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