June 24, 2014

Why Obama's Foreign Policy Polls Like ObamaCare

Daniel Drezner, Washington Post

The Associated Press

One of the mantras that many foreign affairs watchers have uttered over the past few years is that the Obama administration’s shifts in foreign policy simply mirror the shifts in U.S. public opinion.  As Americans grow increasingly averse to expensive and risky actions overseas, so has President Obama.

So it’s pretty odd that two polls out in the past day suggest that  Obama’s foreign policy...

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TAGGED: Anti-interventionists, Iraq, Barack Obama


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