It appears that support for the war in Afghanistan - and Obama's handling of it - has tanked. Just 36% of Americans support the war, down from 48% in February.
But the real shocker in this USA Today/Gallup poll was the president's overall approval rating. It now stands at a dismal 41%:
Public support for President Obama's Afghanistan war policy has plummeted amid a rising U.S. death toll and the unauthorized release of classified military documents, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows. Support for Obama's management of the war fell to 36%, down from 48% in a February poll. Now, a record 43% also say it was a mistake to go to war there after the terrorist attacks in 2001. The decline in support contributed to the lowest approval ratings of Obama's presidency. Amid a lengthy recession, more Americans support his handling of the economy (39%) than the war . . . Only 41% of those surveyed Tuesday through Sunday approved of the way Obama is handling his job, his lowest rating in the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll since he took office in January 2009. In Gallup's separate daily tracking poll, his approval was at 45% Monday.
Is it possible that Obama will head into the midterms with his approval rating in the 30s?
Democrats were already starting to run away from Obama even before these numbers came out. The fall appears to be shaping up as the Democrat's season of discontent.
Hat Tip: Ed Lasky