To the Editor,

Polls are only snapshots in time, but these are tough times for President Obama. A recent Fox News poll finds that the President’s job approval rating has fallen to a record low of just 38 percent, while 54 percent of voters disapprove of Obama’s job performance.

Obama’s ratings were down on several key measurements; for example:

Only 36 percent of registered voters approved of Obama’s handling of the economy, 58 percent disapproved.

Only 36 percent of voters approved Obama’s handling of health care, while 59 percent disapproved.

The Fox poll also asked voters whether they felt “the Obama administration has mostly succeeded or mostly failed at improving America’s image around the world.” Fifty-nine percent of voters felt Obama had mostly failed  at improving America’s image around the world. Only 33 percent felt Obama had succeeded at improving America’s image.

The Fox poll isn’t the only one to notice America’s souring view of Obama’s foreign policy.  Late last month a Gallup poll found that only 41 percent of Americans felt that Obama was respected by other world leaders.

Bob Rader,

Oak Leaf