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This photo taken March 20, 2014 shows President Barack Obama speaking in Orlando, Fla. Foreign policy used to stand out as a not-so-bleak spot in the public’s waning assessment of Barack Obama. Not anymore. He’s getting low marks for handling Russia’s swoop into Ukraine, and more Americans than ever disapprove of the way Obama is doing his job, according to a new poll. Close to 9 out of 10 Americans support sanctions as a response to Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. They are divided over whether the U.S. sanctions so far are about right or not strong enough, the Associated Press-GfK poll found. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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