Chuck Todd: Obama on Verge of ‘Jimmy Carter-Like Damage’ to Dems

NBC’s Chuck Todd said Wednesday, ahead of Barack Obama‘s ISIS speech, that the president is close to tarnishing the Democratic Party in the same way Jimmy Carter‘s unpopularity did.

A new Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll shows that Republicans are overwhelmingly favored by Americans on sustaining a strong U.S. national defense.

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, show host Joe Scarborough said Obama’s favorability has suffered “because he’s been seen as dragging his feet on this crisis.” Scarborough was referring to Obama’s muddied response to ISIS, an Islamic terrorist network based in Syria and Iraq that has claimed responsibility for beheading two American journalists.

“It’s not just him, it’s actually impacting the entire Democratic Party,” Todd said. “He’s on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the Democratic brand on foreign policy.”

Obama is scheduled to deliver a speech regarding ISIS on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.

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