Fox News Poll: Voters Oppose Action in Syria, Nearly Half say Obama “Weak” on Foreign Policy, Disapproval Hits Record High

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09/09/13 Fox News Poll: Despite Chemical Weapons, Voters Oppose U.S. Action in Syria

Nearly Half say Obama “Weak” on Foreign Policy, Disapproval Hits Record High

 

As President Obama gets ready to address the nation on Syria Tuesday, a majority of voters believes the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its citizens.  Even so, most say the United States should stay out of that country’s civil war.

 

A Fox News national poll released Monday also finds disapproval of Obama’s handling of Syria has jumped to 60 percent, up from 40 percent in May.  And more voters describe him as a “weak and indecisive leader” on foreign policy (48 percent) than a “strong and decisive leader” (42 percent).

 

               Fox News Poll

Pres. Obama’s Handling Of Syria

Now    May 2013

Approve          29%     37%

Disapprove      60%     40%

Unsure             11%     22%

September 6-8, 2013

Registered Voters ± 3% Pts.

 

              Fox News Poll

Pres. Obama’s Foreign Policy Leadership

Weak & Indecisive     48%

Strong & Decisive       42%

September 6-8, 2013

Registered Voters ± 3% Pts.

 

Overall, 40 percent approve of the job Obama’s doing as president, while a record-high 54 percent disapprove.  Approval of Obama’s performance has only been this low once before (December 2010).

 

                 Fox News Poll

President Obama’s Job Performance

Now   Aug’13 Sept. ’12

Approve          40%     42%     48%

Disapprove      54%     52%     48%

September 6-8, 2013

Registered Voters ± 3% Pts.

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