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More on the political fallout from the NSA spying program and some of the other scandals that Washington is embroiled in right now I'm going by Joseph Trippi former campaign manager for Howard Dean also -- Fox News contributor.
A -- I -- take a look right now at at the latest Fox News poll regarding president Obama's job performance.
Right now approve of the job he's doing that's the lowest number he's had.
In more than a year what does -- say do you.
Why it's it -- it's clear from a number of polls now they particularly among young people thirty and below that he's.
Lost a lot of favorability and it fit in with independents too and it it I think it all stems from the get most of it stems from the NSA.
Issue because that we're we're watching it because -- what's happened is young people are very.
Focused on privacy online.
On their cellphones I mean they're they're much more sensitive to that issue then and then older Americans.
And they don't like what they -- -- what they were hearing in the in the past.
Ten days now whether the hearings and what thing I'd caution is.
This is these polls are always a snapshot in time John and so you can you guys are here learning more about the program.
So they may feel more comfortable -- me feel worse we don't know yet it's gonna take -- while but he's definitely suffering.
Some hit his favorability particularly among young people and particularly among independents.
Two groups that supported him in the November election for reelection.
There's another poll out about whether or not the president is simply honest and for the first time he's below the 50% mark.
In that poll 48% of Americans.
Believe he's honest and trustworthy 48% say he's not.
Now I again.
It's the first time he's been below 50%.
On that on that score as I understand it what does that tell -- But it again it it he's taking on some water here in it again all these issues.
That the IRS.
Into James -- in.
From justice all these issues are getting to it -- to the trust issue and government and that's definitely impacting the president not so much yet again.
Generally when these things hit people go to their corners they go.
Democrats go -- -- Republicans -- of course -- the independents and in other groups go and generally those groups have sided with the president on these things they're not anymore they're starting to move away that's a danger sign -- But the practical effect of all this I mean it it does impact his ability to govern doesn't it I mean because leaders of of the house for instance -- are watching these poll numbers and they're seeing whether or not the president has the political capital he wants to expand to get things like you know there's Obama -- rule out going.
Oh no no question about it I mean you know Capitol Hill is.
It if he's got numbers in the sixties they're afraid of -- and -- he's got numbers in the forties.
Their whole lot less afraid of him of the political consequences of of challenging and so deep that the caution to hear it though is.
To not read too much into this -- are usually takes about two months.
For this these kind of numbers to filter out he could you know we we don't know how this is gonna play out yet but right now it -- the White House there's these are danger signs for them in their agenda seems to have been rocky beginning to this second term.
Our -- Joseph Trippi thank you.
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