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-- Justice Department seizure of journalists' phone records is just one of the scandals plaguing the White House right now there's also the IRS targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups.
And it's spending scandal involving lavish conferences.
There's also the investigation into the Ben Ghazi terror attacks that killed four Americans.
And the national security administration's surveillance program that involved tracking the phone records and online activities of millions of Americans.
In the Wall Street Journal Karl Rove writes how does this all reflect on the Obama presidency.
The NSA surveillance debate while contentious is just one of the president's problems.
The administration's overall -- lawlessness combine with a trio of scandals and spreading unrest in the Middle East and elsewhere.
Are taking their -- He goes on to point out a number of polls showing Americans find the scandals troubling and among young voters traditional supporters of the president.
One poll shows a seventeen point drop in mr.
Obama's job approval rating.
Joining us now Karl Rove the former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to president George W.
Bush and a Fox News contributor.
According to those polls -- the drop among young people young voters has been particularly prep precipitous Carl why do you think that it.
Well look let's let's one cautionary note.
This is a sample of eighteen to thirty year olds in a broader sample of -- poll conducted by CNN.
So we do have a sample size it could be less than seventeen could be more than seventeen.
But it with its -- stood out there was an eight point drop over the last month in the president's overall job approval in the group that drop the most -- the millennial now.
The authors of the poll suggested that it might have to do with the NSA.
Controversy I'm not -- that's all all of -- I mean the president's approval rating on the economy in this polls 52 to be forty to approve.
57 disapprove and as you know a lot of young people -- get out of school and not being able to find a job and large number of kids who get out of college -- -- back in with their families I think this is more than just -- say maybe the economy may be the overall perception of the president.
The other interesting note in the poll was is that for the first time.
He is he was still viewed by the American people as not honest and trustworthy 49%.
Said that phrase applies to them.
50% said it does not apply to them that could be another thing because young people had such and such and as operational figure two.
Two younger voters younger Americans and if -- -- a growing perception that he's not shoot straight with them that he's not honest and trustworthy that could be very corrosive not only among young people but among all of -- And isn't that perhaps the bigger problem I mean -- for him because it it's one thing to have your job approval rating kind of bounce up and down.
But once you are perceived as not necessarily trust full how do you capture that back.
Well it's hard -- -- to want to turn itself on you particularly in his second term it's difficult to get back you don't have the re election coming up at the and if your first term sort of help give momentum to to turning around your your your numbers as as happened to president Obama's job approval reached a low point in.
A late 2011 but he was able to drive those numbers back up with the reelection -- -- you don't have that kind of activity that allows you to do it looked at that the president -- I had to I talked about the CNN OCR poll.
But if you take the real clear politics average this shows we're -- where that -- -- what the depth of the president's problem.
He hit its high point in the aftermath of being sworn in in late January.
He hit the high point for this year in late February where his job approval in the average of polls -- real clear politics was 5142.
But by April of 49 point three to 47 point two.
By last month 48 point seven to 45 point eight.
And as of today it's 4649.
So the president has been in a slight drop in five points in the average of all these polls.
On the positive side and -- in an average of six point eight on the negative side.
And you know that's -- that's going to be tough to two to turn around absent some big agenda -- that allows them to rally the American people to decide.
Maybe that's why he was talking about nuclear weapons the other day in Germany.
We'll continue to keep and I around those polls and and see how it goes forward as the second term rolls along.
Thank you John.
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