A majority of Americans disapprove of Barack Obama’s overall job as president, including his handling of the country’s foreign policy and the economy, according to a new poll.
Obama’s current approval ratings are similar to those of President George W. Bush in 2006 when Democrats swept both houses of Congress in the midterm elections, a New York Times/CBS News poll shows.
The rating of Obama’s handling of foreign policy at only 34 percent is a record low for him, the poll found.
The president’s rating on terrorism, 41 percent, is not only his worst personally, but is significantly lower than Bush in 2006.
On the issue of economy, 53 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama’s job, compared to just 40 percent that approve.
Overall job, the poll showed a general disapproval of the president’s administration.
Sixty-six percent of respondents think the US has “pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track,” while 58 percent said they disapproved of the way the president was “handling his job as president.”
The poll also highlights the fact that a majority of Americans are opposed to another US war in the Middle East, amid sweeping concerns that increased participation will lead to a long and costly mission.
Last week, Obama announced a plan to expand airstrike campaign against ISIL terrorists in Syria.
Despite his pledge to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the terror network, the president has received criticism for his strategy and some believe he is not taking the threat seriously.