The Corner

It Turns Out, Success Matters

Support for Obama’s war against the Islamic State is dropping like a stone, according to the new Washington Post/ABC News poll

…public support for his handling of the threats posed by Islamic State extremists has tumbled dramatically in just the past few weeks, falling from 50 percent approval at the end of September to just 35 percent today. Three weeks ago, his rating on dealing with the Islamic State insurgents was a net positive by six points. Today it is net negative by 16 points.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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