A new poll by Democracy Corp-Third Way found that President Obama brought down America prestige around the world.
The poll find by a ten percent margin 51-41% people surveyed America’s standing in world is in decline. Just 13 months into the Obama Administration.
“This is surprising, given the global acclaim and Nobel peace prize that flowed to the new president after he took office,” said a pollster with The Democracy Corp-Third Way.
When it comes to national security the Democrats have lost ground. 50% of the voter say the Republicans is stronger on national security; a 14% decline from last year. 33% of those surveyed found Democrats were stronger on national security.
“The erosion since May is especially strong among women, and among independents, who now favor Republicans on this question by a 56 to 20 percent margin,” said the pollster commenting on the results.
Last spring the same poll found that Republicans and Democrats were evenly divided at 43% on national security.
In key areas in national defense democrats fallen off since last year:
• “Keeping America safe”: Democrats now trail by 13 points (34 percent to 47 percent.) The gap was just 5 points in July 2008.
• “Ensuring a strong military”: Democrats trail by 31 points (27 percent to 58 percent.)
• “Making America safer from nuclear threats”: Democrats trail by 11 points (34 percent to 45 percent,) “despite the president’s strong actions and speeches on steps to reduce nuclear dangers,” the pollsters said.
The poll, conducted late last month, found “the administration’s response to the Christmas Day terrorist attempt has contributed to the erosion.”
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