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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:54 PM
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Afghan War Takes Record Toll on Obama's Rating Too
Source: Los Angeles Times

With Americans' attention not surprisingly focused on a costly and volatile domestic issue like the price of gasoline, now comes word that President Obama's handling of one of the nation's three wars is seriously hurting his approval rating.

ABC News reports this afternoon that new polling reveals nearly half of all Americans (49%) now disapprove of his handling of his war in Afghanistan, the one that he argued for so long was the proper war against terrorism.

That 49% is the worst disapproval the Democrat has experienced on the conflict, now almost 10 years long. And although the war has not been atop the daily news flow in recent weeks, the disapproval rate is up a startling eight points just since January. His war approval is also down significantly, 12 points.


Worse for Obama's reelection prospects in just 561 days, the intensity level of strong disapproval is mounting, now running almost two-to-one over strong approval. Seventy percent of those disapproving said they'd vote for another in 2012.

more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/04/obam...
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:17 PM
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1. About One American Soldier a Day,
One a day too many. Out now!
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