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    Americans trust Republicans more on Foreign Polcy

    Edit: I removed the TYT commentary, as it is biased.

    And here's the article:

    Republicans Have Regained the Foreign Policy Edge | FiveThirtyEight

    The rising conflict in Iraq has brought the war-torn country back onto the front pages of Western newspapers. It’s the latest in a series of crises and controversies abroad that focus attention on what has become a weak spot for President Obama: Although Obama’s job approval on foreign policy had once run ahead of his overall job-approval rating, it now runs behind.

    But the public hasn’t just soured on the president’s handling of foreign affairs.

    For most of the Obama administration, polls showed voters trusted Democrats to direct the U.S. on the international stage more than they trusted the GOP. Not anymore. Republicans are now more trusted on foreign policy than are Democrats.

    Here’s which party Americans trust more on foreign policy over the past 20 years (using a local regression):
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    Re: Americans trust Republicans more on Foreign Polcy

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Edit: I removed the TYT commentary, as it is biased.

    And here's the article:

    Republicans Have Regained the Foreign Policy Edge | FiveThirtyEight



    Well what do you expect when a Democrat's foreign policy is thus "Well you know other countries have sovriegnty we have to respect, even the bad guys killing people... so we better do nothing and just focus on social issues at home." Truth....

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    Re: Americans trust Republicans more on Foreign Polcy

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterLiberty View Post
    Well what do you expect when a Democrat's foreign policy is thus "Well you know other countries have sovriegnty we have to respect, even the bad guys killing people... so we better do nothing and just focus on social issues at home." Truth....
    That's quite the caricature you paint. Thankfully none of our leaders actually hold such a position.

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    Re: Americans trust Republicans more on Foreign Polcy

    Well pity that most Americans dont care about foreign policy or affairs..
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    Re: Americans trust Republicans more on Foreign Polcy

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    That's quite the caricature you paint. Thankfully none of our leaders actually hold such a position.
    Correction. Thankfully none of our CONSERVATIVE leaders actually hold such a position.

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    Re: Americans trust Republicans more on Foreign Polcy

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Well pity that most Americans dont care about foreign policy or affairs..
    Oh indeed they do, until domestic conditions become so bad they shift focus. Same with any EU country's citizens.

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    Re: Americans trust Republicans more on Foreign Polcy

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Oh indeed they do, until domestic conditions become so bad they shift focus. Same with any EU country's citizens.
    Thats not what decades of polling and reports state.. but hey if you want to go against facts, then be my guest.
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    Re: Americans trust Republicans more on Foreign Polcy

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Thats not what decades of polling and reports state.. but hey if you want to go against facts, then be my guest.
    OR you could try to understand the differences between a nation that is a virtual continent unto itself and smaller nations that are surrounded on all sides by other nations, often with "enemy" nations. Anyone with any understanding would know that individuals comforted with a pollster will often think of what's around them first, and what's far away second. Now, if the domestic is running smoothly in the individual's opinion, and there are troubles far away, that's where the focus goes.

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    Re: Americans trust Republicans more on Foreign Polcy

    Perhaps this is a naive comment, but I find it odd that for the last 20 years no party has been above 50% on the chart provided when in my view both parties should always be well above 50%. Why is it not possible to trust both parties on foreign affairs/policy?

    As to Obama's problems in this regard, it's not hard to see an explanation. Clearly, Obama made a name for himself, traveling the world before his election in 2008, claiming that America was neither respected nor liked and that he would affect change in that regard. Clearly, he was wrong on both counts since America's position in the world is less respected and less liked over the past 5 plus years than it was under Bush and it's clear to anyone who follows world events that the world is a far more dangerous and less peaceful place.

    Just one more example of the great sales job for a very poor product that America bought in 2008 and re-upped in 2012.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Americans trust Republicans more on Foreign Polcy

    they should have offered the poll option of "neither"...

    I trust neither Republicans nor Democrats on foreign policy.

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