40% Give Obama Positive Marks on National Security, 39% Poor
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Views of President Obama's handling of national security issues have now fallen to levels not seen since before the killing of Osama bin Laden two years ago.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 40% of Likely U.S. Voters now give the president good or excellent ratings for his handling of national security issues. That's down from 46% two weeks ago and the lowest his positives have been since late April 2011. Nearly as many (39%) rate his national security performance as poor. This ties the finding earlier this month but marks a high he'd reached only once before in the previous two years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 27-28, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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