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Poll: Ukraine crisis hurting Obama at home

WASHINGTON - Foreign policy used to stand out as a not-so-bleak spot in the American public's waning assessment of Barack Obama. Not anymore. He is getting low marks for handling Russia's swoop into Ukraine, and more Americans than ever disapprove of the way Obama is

doing his job, according to a new AP-GfK poll.

 

Despite the poor performance reviews, Obama's primary tactic so far - imposing economic sanctions on key Russians - has strong backing. Close to 9 out of 10 Americans support sanctions as a response to Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, the poll indicates.

   

Overall disapproval of the job Obama is doing ticked up to 59 percent - a record high for his presidency - in the poll released Wednesday. (AP)