Poll: Obama Worse Than Bush on Foreign Policy

Poll: Obama Worse Than Bush on Foreign Policy

A new poll has found a majority of Americans believe that President Barack Obama’s handling of foreign policy is worse than or no better than President George W. Bush. 

The poll also found that 74% of Americans believe military strikes against Syria would be “unwise,” and nearly half of the country feels that Washington’s permanent political class wants military action more than they do.

According to a Reason-Rupe poll, “64 percent of Americans, including 68 percent of independents and 41 percent of Democrats, believe President Obama” is as bad as or worse than Bush on foreign policy. 

In addition, 47% of Americans said the “political establishment in Washington D.C.” is more likely to favor military intervention in Syria, with a majority of independents (57%) believing so. Meanwhile, only 17% of Americans said the permanent political class is less likely to favor military action than they are.

The poll was conducted from September 4-8, and its margin of error is +/-  3.7 percentage points.