Some Republicans see foreign policy as a winning campaign theme given President Obama's handling of recent international crises. But surveys suggest that may not be the case.
President Obama's trip to Asia this week comes at a time when many U.S. allies in the region are concerned about China's intentions.
Trade will likely be a topic of discussion when President Obama visits Japan on Wednesday. Most Americans see trade with Japan as a good thing and back a treaty on Pacific trade.
Today, as many Hispanics approve as disapprove (47%-47%) of the new health care law. That's down markedly compared with the 61% approval just six months ago. And during the same time period, Obama’s job approval rating has slipped 15 points among Hispanics.
Nearly as many Americans (39%) say the U.S. should be less involved in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian dispute as say it should remain as involved as it currently is (36%). About a fifth of Americans say the U.S. should be more involved.
The word “women” appeared more often than 30 other search terms in the Twitter discussion, followed by such domestic topics as education, jobs, healthcare reform and the economy.
In his six years in office, Barack Obama has made 32 recess appointments to federal positions.
While Hillary Clinton had to contend with “Clinton fatigue” in her 2008 race for president, “Obama fatigue” is her potential stumbling block this time.
Barack Obama and George Bush have at least one thing in common when it comes to the second terms they won — the first year of their encores have been downers when it came to their public images.
Barack Obama’s steadily declining job rating has modestly improved. And while the 2010 health care law remains unpopular, the public has more confidence in Obama on health care policy than in Republican leaders in Congress.