September 19th, 2012
08:36 PM ET

Obama slips in foreign policy poll

United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta finished a high-stakes visit to China Wednesday, stressing to the country's vice president Xi Jinping  that a U.S. military buildup in the region should not be seen as a threat.

Panetta visits amid China-Japan dispute

An NBC Wall Street Journal polls shows President Barack Obama's approval rating on the issue of foreign policy falling 12 points among independents after the attacks on United States compounds in the middle east.

Is the president losing his footing on what is becoming one of the biggest issues of 2012?

OutFront tonight: Stephanie Cutter, Obama's deputy campaign manager.

Filed under: 2012 Election • China • Foreign Policy • Issues 2012 • National Security • Politics
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