President Barack Obama suffers his lowest approval ratings on his handling of Afghanistan, a new Gallup poll found Tuesday.

35 percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling the situation in Afghanistan said the poll, which was released hours before the president details his strategy in Afghanistan during a nationally-televised address.


The flagging approval rating marks a drop of 14 points for Obama since early September, when 49 percent of voters said they approved of his handling of Afghanistan. Over that period of time, the president has been pummeled by Republicans for taking his time to decide on what strategy he'd pursue in Afghanistan, though he ultimately sided largely with the recommendation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, as the GOP had urged.

The president suffers his worst approval rating on Afghanistan as well, the poll found.

Voters most approve of his position on energy policy (49 percent), terrorism, and global warming. They gave the president lower marks on the economy, healthcare, and job creation.

The Gallup poll, conducted Nov. 20-22, has a four percent margin of error.