Aug 19, 2010
President Obama busily continued his five-state cross-country political money collection tour today.
But he took time out to declare that he has “no regrets” about his firm statement of support for a new mosque and social center near the site in New York City of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Shortly after, Gallup released a new overnight poll showing, however, that many Americans have regrets that their president made that statement.
The new survey found that among the 57% of Americans with an opinion, 37% of Americans disapprove of the Democrat’s mosque comments. Twenty percent support them. Another 41% said they don’t yet know enough to have an opinion.
Two-thirds of Americans told Gallup they are paying a great deal or fair amount of attention to the mosque issue, which Gallup suggests is playing a role in Obama’s overall approval this week falling to 41%, the lowest level of his 19-month presidency.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 4:12 am