(Newsroom America) -- A new survey conducted a week after a deadly attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya found that voter support for President Obama's foreign policy has plunged.
The NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey found that support for the president's foreign policy slipped from 54 percent a month ago to 49 percent now.
"The fall was steeper among independents, going from 53 percent in August to 41 percent," said NBC.
Across 18 polls tracking support for Obama's foreign policy objectives this week's drop is the second largest.
"The biggest – seven points – came in June 2011, following a record-high approval bump the previous month which was likely linked to the killing of Osama bin Laden," CNSNews.com reported Wednesday.
The survey was conducted Sept. 12-16, in the days following the death of U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other American personnel by armed militants in Benghazi.
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