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Matthew Leatherman quoted in Sputnik News on Obama’s apporoval rating

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MOSCOW, December 24 (Sputnik) The results of the Military Times poll revealing that US President Barack Obama’s disapproval rating among active duty military has increased to 55 percent, while his approval rating has plummeted to just 15%, reflecting a number of factors including budget cuts, the social makeup of the military and friction between civil and military leaders, political analysts told Sputnik.


While Feaver said budget cuts in the military during Obama’s tenure could also be a factor of declining support, Matthew Leatherman, a Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense Advisor at the Stimson Center, told Sputnik it might not be so.

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