Frankly, I’m a little surprised at the results of THIS POLL from CBS News, especially with regard to responses from Republicans.
A CBS News survey shows that exactly half of Americans approve of how President Obama is handling the situation in Libya, and just 29 percent disapprove. Twenty-one percent said they did not have an opinion.
President Obama receives more support from Republicans on this issue than he has on domestic issues such as the economy and the deficit. Forty-three percent of Republicans say they approve of how the President is handling the crisis in Libya, and 41 percent disapprove. A majority 66 percent of Mr. Obama’s Democratic voters said they approved, along with 43 percent of independents.
On another pressing international issue – the U.S. response to the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan — President Obama receives a much higher approval rating.