Krauthammer: Obama at 'New Low' Due to NSA

On Fox News Channel's "Special Report" on Thursday, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer speculated a large part of President Barack Obama's polling troubles stem from NSA revelations associated with domestic spying:

"ObamaCare had already alienated the right for reasons of ideology, government overreach," Krauthammer said. "The incompetence of the rollout alienated everybody regardless of ideology because this is a government that can't shoot straight. But I think the most important new element and the reason Obama is at a new low is the NSA. And the reason is it antagonizes the left and it antagonizes libertarians, like the Judge [Napolitano], who might be sympathetic to a less aggressive foreign policy than Obama has but are outraged by the intrusion it shows."

"The reason Obama, I think, has sunk below what they call in the stock market the support level -- a level at which if a stock goes below it looks like it could hit the floor -- is because his support level had been on the left and among the young," he continued. "And it's the young I have discovered from extensive talks with my son and his friends -- hell of a sample -- not necessarily conservative ones, liberal young people, they are appalled by the NSA and that accounts for their distrust of government and their deep disappointment with Obama. it hasn't driven them to the right, but it's driven them to apathy. And that's why his numbers are going historically low. He lost the support he had and he's below support levels."

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