Republicans received a higher rating than Democrats on handling the economy, foreign policy, and reducing the federal deficit according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
The public tilt on several issues in favor of the GOP, particularly among independents, comes as Mr. Obama’s own job-approval rating has hovered around 45% for three months, a tenuous place for a president trying to build support for likely battles with Congress over possible military action in Syria, a proposed overhaul of immigration law and the budget. […]
The Democrats’ standing has slipped as the White House has dealt with myriad challenges, including widespread opposition to military action in Syria and revelations about government snooping into private communications.
Republicans have a seven-point advantage over Democrats on foreign policy, a dramatic gain from its 2006 standing, when Democrats held a nine-point advantage. The GOP also has gained favorability on economic issues and reducing the deficit, according to the poll.