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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New poll numbers have just come out, and they have come as a HUGE slap in the face to President Obama.

According to The Political Insider, Obama’s weak foreign policy and his awful response to terrorism has caused his polling numbers to plummet. Voters are terrified after the San Bernardino terrorist attack, and they don’t believe Obama is doing enough to protect us.

NBC News reported that things are now going so bad that Obama may have inadvertently just handed the 2016 election to the Republicans:

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., have vaulted terrorism and national security to become the American public’s top concern, and they’ve helped drive President Barack Obama’s job rating to 43 percent — its lowest level in more than a year, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

What’s more, seven-in-10 Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction — the highest percentage here since Aug. 2014.

And 71 percent say the shootings and random acts of violence that have taken place this year — from Charleston, S.C., Oregon and Colorado, to the terrorist shootings in San Bernardino, Calif. — are now are now a permanent part of American life.

“For most of 2015, the country’s mood, and thus the presidential election, was defined by anger and the unevenness of the economic recovery,” says Democratic pollster Fred Yang of Hart Research Associates, which conducted this survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies. “Now that has abruptly changed to fear.”

That kind focus on security and terrorism “is a very different campaign than the one we thought we’d be running,” McInturff adds, referring to the 2016 presidential race.[…]

In the poll, 40 percent of Americans say that national security and terrorism is the top priority for the federal government — up 19 points from when this question was last asked in April.

That’s compared with the 23 percent who think job creation and economic growth are the top issue — down six points from when they had been the No. 1 concern last spring.

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