Last month, during his climate change speech in Paris, some might say the president wouldn’t stop talking. In fact, the event organizers kept buzzing Mr. Obama to implore him to stop talking.
Fast forward to Sunday night’s 13 minute speech on national security, and apparently, according to the latest Rasmussen poll, Mr. Obama didn’t say enough to reassure the American people that the government is doing all it can at home as well as abroad to combat ISIS. And it wasn’t because the American people weren’t watching. In fact, the viewing audience totaled over 46 million viewers.
Mr. Obama’s approval rating for his Sunday night speech, which featured overtures of gun control, was disappointing at best according to the poll. Only one-in-three voters (34%) approved of Mr. Obama’s response to the mass killing in San Bernardino, California, last week. In fact, 43% of those polled in Rasmussen’s telephone poll think that Mr. Obama’s response to the killings was poor. Rasmussen’s telephone survey of 1000 people was conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC; the margin of error was +/- 3 percent with a 95% confidence level.
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Western Journal has been reporting on Obama’s response to the terror attacks. Immediately following the reported attacks, Mr. Obama called for stricter gun control measures. Then, it was later discovered that the guns were purchased legally.
The administration hinted that the motive was workplace violence. Then, it was discovered that it was, indeed, an act of terrorism by radical Islamic terrorists, and that those terrorists were properly vetted through the same program that the Syrian refugee resettlement program uses.
All the evidence pointed to the existence of a terror cell at work in the U.S. that had been plotting to kill Americans for a very long time. Those facts and others may have led the American people to lose confidence in Mr. Obama’s ability to confront the situation and take action.
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