Mitt Romney’s campaign, Republicans and their conservative allies at Fox News have been making a lot of noise the past few weeks claiming that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya on Sept. 11 means President Obama is weak on foreign policy. But a new poll conducted on Sept. 24–27 suggests that the attacks aren’t gaining any traction. According to a new Politico/George Washington University poll, 52 percent of likely voters said Obama would “better handle” foreign policy compared to Romney’s 40 percent. The result is almost unchanged from when the same poll asked the question back in May and it mirrors what other polling has found this campaign season.
A new Washington Post poll conducted Sept. 26–29 found that Obama has a 14 point lead over Romney on which candidate Americans trust more to do a better job handling terrorism and a five point edge on trust in handling international affairs.