A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows that President Obama’s job approval rating at just 41%.
The foreign crises in Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine, as well as the Taliban prisoner exchange for Bowe Bergdahl, have weighed down his approval on foreign policy to a new low of 37%.
The poll of 1,000 adults, conducted last week by telephone, shows that Americans seem to be losing faith in the president’s ability to accomplish his goals, with 54% saying they are no longer confident that “he is able to lead the country and get the job done”–while 42% of the respondents said he could.
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These numbers could hinder his leverage with Congress. With the mid-term elections less than 5 months away, it is possible that the GOP could take the Senate and keep the House majority; and then the likelihood of his getting any big things done will be drastically reduced.