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Does Obama's Trip Make Him More Qualified to be President?

Does Obama's Trip Make Him More Qualified to be President?

As Barack Obama tours the Middle East and Europe, he intends to assure voters, by meeting with heads-of-states and US military commanders, that he can keep America safe. Yet, 63 percent of Americans do not think Barack Obama's "fact-finding" trip to the Middle East and Europe makes him more qualified to be president.


The fact that a majority of Americans doubt that Obama will come back with relevant experience may be crucial, since another survey this week shows that 45 percent of respondents think Obama is too inexperienced to be president, up from 41 percent over the past week. (Could his trip actually be backfiring?) Forty-five percent think he has the experience needed.

While Obama's out shoring up facts and relationships with foreign leaders, his campaign is working to maximize the political advantage seemingly available from the well-coordinated trip. But in light of this poll, which shows most Americans don't think it helps his credentials, do you think it's worth it?

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