Pew Research: Among those in the American public who've been paying attention to the renewed turmoil in the Middle East & North Africa:
48% Approve of President Obama's response to the crisis sofar. 36% Disapprove.
26% Approve of Mitt Romney's response. 48% disapprove.
Obama + 12
Romney - 26
Among those following the events "Very Closely" views of President Obama follow a bit more on partisan lines, but even here he's a +3 to Romney's -15.
And this is the only appropriate response to Mitt Romney's galling political attack. When the attack was ongoing, a joint US-Libyan rescue mission was underway, and our ambassador was still missing....Mitt Romney chose this moment to launch a partisan attack, directly accusing the President of sympathizing with the terrorists responsible.
Then the morning comes, he holds a press conference before the President has even had a chance to comment on the tragedy, doubles down on his political attack and smirks his way off the stage.
Simply. Not. Ready.
The response from the government and people of Libya has been infinitely more magnanimous, constructive, and consoling than anything we've seen from the Republican Presidential Campaign.