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Any impact segment tonight the president's image taking a major hit as scandals in -- -- administration.
According to a new Fox News survey 43%.
Of voters approve of the president's job performance.
But 51% disapprove.
That's almost a complete reversal from one year ago.
Only 32% approve of the way he's handling our government surveillance programs with 61%.
And measly 32% liked the way -- handling the IRS is targeting of conservative groups.
55% don't like that and meantime the commander in chief embarked on -- by only a hundred million dollar trip to Africa today joining us now to sort it all out.
Republican strategist Kate -- -- And from New York Democrat and Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers -- person let's start with that let's start -- this is quite have reversal is -- not.
About where we are just -- -- about a year ago a few months ago seven months ago the president went election everybody loves a winner and now own mile.
Kind of gone downhill.
Well I mean look it there's been this explosion basically.
Scandals one after another -- -- on -- -- anybody can hold up under this it's almost it's obvious to -- -- to name anymore I feel like it's sort of incredible.
And I do you feel like this and the NSA.
Scandal really just the sort of it was the tipping point -- -- -- war already I think getting frustrated with the IRS situation with and godsey.
With different things and then you have this you have.
You know -- I think the president looks you know.
Not great to say the least -- having somebody sort of on the run from the United States -- exposing secrets that is so I think there's a lot to be unhappy about.
But -- image I think also with Kate that a growing number of people distrust the government.
And think the government has gotten too big too powerful 71%.
Think Washington has too much power that should be good news for conservatives who instead are all fighting -- each other over immigration.
The fact that I'm half of the American people actually think the government is listening to our telephone conversations and reading our emails.
That is striking there should be this great movement this uprising but I think one thing I think about what Hairston said.
The present not a victim of these up controversies in these scandals he actually perpetrated out of me actually.
He's been out -- server lying on his like ability factor.
On right now down that day and for the first time a majority of Americans.
Don't even like the president and he sort been banking on that pushing through on programs -- the American people are not comfortable with now all of a sudden that's evaporated and.
It's anchors and I think the image.
The obamas getting on yet another.
Chopper trip over to Air Force One.
To head off on another bait you know vacation part business I guess I mean Mandela's is failing so much are currently on holiday -- -- -- visit him.
But I don't I don't think this it's well a lot of Americans who frankly can't take vacation this summer and -- up the president's gonna -- needs some down time everybody gets that.
But this is a big price tag even more than Bill Clinton's trip to Africa across I -- that -- our really really.
Vacation I mean he's going on on business trip but I do think that we hot you know every president has gone to Africa mean Laura Bush went there like four times or something I don't you -- I'm kind of in the camp that I feel like.
Of all the problems that we have timing big and I -- anchor well I don't know what time when conservatives have ever thought it was a good time for the president to go on vacation frankly war on each trip so.
I just don't that kind of stuff doesn't bother me I -- This comes on -- house Kurt and I if this comes on the heels of this disastrous.
Not this was not a -- European vacation that was the G-8 where he got stared down by Putin's.
Then we get rolled by the Chinese when they visited us and then we can't even get them yet.
Obviously help us all on turning over Edwards -- so we've gotten.
Faced on numerous fronts and they just the image to the president had taken off and they don't making the call to the LG BT people I understand that but.
I don't think it seems all that in how -- talent I.
And now I dollars I don't really luck it it did that in my mind is being spent on the trip mr.
in the same as any other trip that -- president has gone on and I you know when -- -- -- zen nano model we have taken a whole family stake in the kids he's out -- my aunt and -- would really -- -- percent of Americans are one paycheck to paycheck I do think that really -- -- -- -- yeah -- one voice isn't neutral when bush went to Africa at my Beck for time sent me sent many things percent of living paycheck hey Jack I generally a hundred million dollar credit or perhaps a little bit it's now -- I think -- -- -- edit in your point -- well taken and sent that every president travels in this I think I make -- difference is though is that we still have seven point 6% unemployment and there are all these scandals.
That are making people trust the government on Friday.
But they probably having an out of -- I don't think -- -- released at -- of -- problems.
I thought about it -- I don't know -- it back counter market hydration hey guys thanks a lot and --
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