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Botched ACA Rollout Hammers Obama; Job Disapproval Reaches A Career High


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” Barack Obama has been hammered by the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act, with disapproval of his job performance reaching a career high, opposition to the new healthcare law up sharply and evidence of potential fallout in the midterm elections a year off.

  The president’s job approval rating has fallen to 42 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, down 13 percentage points this year and 6 points in the past month to match the lowest of his presidency. Fifty-five percent disapprove, a record. And 70 percent say the country’s headed seriously off on the wrong track – up 13 points since May to the most in two years.

See PDF with full results, charts and tables here.

  Other ratings of the president’s performance have tumbled as well. He’s at career lows for being a strong leader, understanding the problems of average Americans and being honest and trustworthy – numerically under water on each of these (a first for the latter two). His rating for strong leadership is down by 15 points this year and a vast 31 points below its peak shortly after he took office. In a new gauge, just 41 percent rate him as a good manager; 56 percent think not.”



    The most amazing , and disheartening , thing about the poll is that approximately 46% of those questioned still regarded Obama as both “honest and trustworthy” as well as being a “strong leader” . With all the unadulterated BS that he spewed regarding Obamacare (see above video) it’s a miracle that anyone can profess to believe a word that the man says . Chalk it up to the power of State run  er , mainstream media and their desperate efforts to defend the indefensible . 

Actually the facts above are a shameful example of the public’s “head in the sand” attitude , given that it is reasonable to assume that the largest part of the new dissatisfaction with the president is the direct result of his namesake Obamacare . Even with all the other scandals that have come about as a result of Dear Leader’s incompetence , serious public dissatisfaction did not materialize until it started to directly affect the voter’s pocketbooks .







Poll: Obama Approval Ratings Drop, Americans Say He’s Not Trustworthy



Washington (CNN) –  ” President Barack Obama’s approval rating among American voters has dropped to its lowest number in Quinnipiac University polling since he became President, according to a survey released on Tuesday that also raised new doubts about trust.

As Obama juggles the bungled rollout of HealthCare.gov and questions over his initial promises about health care reform become magnified, only 39% of voters approve how he is handling his job, while 54% disapprovethe new data from the school’s Polling Institute shows.

According to the poll, a majority of voters, 52%, say the President is not honest and trustworthy, compared to 44% who say the opposite. It’s the first time in Quinnipiac history that the president’s trustworthy numbers are underwater.”


    The Kool-aid is finally wearing off and the public , despite the media handmaiden’s best efforts , has begun to see the nakedness of the emperor.


” While the President has a positive rating, 52%-42%, for how he handles terrorism, he gets negative ratings on foreign policy, immigration, the federal budget, and the economy. A majority of voters, 53%, say the Obama administration has not been competent in managing the U.S. government, according to Quinnipiac.”


    The real question is , if such a large percentage of the population disapproves of the way Obama has handled the economy , foreign policy , spending , healthcare , immigration and just about every other major policy issue and find him untrustworthy to boot , why does he still have a positive rating ? Anyone ? We have a theory . What’s yours ?







Election Bump Over, Obama Approval drops To 43 Percent: Reuters/IPSOS Poll



” Less than two months into his second term, President Barack Obama’s approval rating has dropped and Americans blame him and his fellow Democrats almost as much as his Republican opponents for a fiscal mess.

A Reuters/Ipsos online poll released on Wednesday showed 43 percent of people approve of Obama’s handling of his job, down 7 percentage points from February 19.

Most of that steep drop came in the week to February 26 when it was becoming clear that Washingtonwas going to be unable to put aside partisan differences and agree to halt automatic budget cuts which started last Friday.

Confounding the White House’s efforts to blame Republicans for the cuts, most respondents in the online survey hold both Democrats and Republicans responsible.”



Poll: 14 Percent Approve Of Congress





” Among GOP respondents, Congress has a 6 percent approval rating, down from 14 percent in December; among Dems, Congress has a 15 percent approval rating, down from 21 percent in December.

And Gallup noted that Congress’ approval rating for 2013 is looking to be a continuation of last year, when Congress had a yearly average approval rating of 15 percent — the lowest in Gallup’s 38-year history of asking the question.

Earlier this week, a Public Policy Polling poll found that Congress was less popular than NFL replacement refs, root canals and Canadian rock band Nickelback. ”



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