Obama polling poorly on foreign policy

Job approval at 40%, approval of foreign policy at 43%

President Barack Obama talks about his administration's response to a growing insurgency foothold in Iraq, Friday, June 13, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, prior to boarding the Marine One Helicopter for Andrews Air Force Base, Md., then onto North Dakota and California. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Americans are losing confidence in the way President Obama is responding to current crises around the world, a new survey says.

In a new Associated Press poll, Americans’ opinions of the president’s foreign policy is about as low as his overall approval rating. Forty-three percent of people are content with how he’s handled situations in Ukraine, Gaza, and Afghanistan. Forty-percent approved of how he’s doing his job overall.

Tony Moran of Longmeadow told 22News that he is among those unhappy with the president’s job performance.

“I’m very disappointed in the president; domestically and his foreign policy. Unfortunately, he talks but doesn’t really follow through,” Moran said. “History shows us if we don’t stand up to bullying, more serious things will happen.”

It’s unclear how this voter sentiment will impact the midterm elections in November, but it could serve Republicans as they work to gain control of Congress.

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