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Obama’s ratings tumble after health-care flaws

Post  fshnski on Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:31 am

By Dan Balz and Peyton M. Craighill, Tuesday, November 19, 12:00 AM E-mail the writers

The flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act has pushed President Obama to the lowest point of his presidency, with dwindling faith in his competence and in many of the personal attributes that have buoyed him in the past, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Opposition to the new health-care law also hit a record high in the survey, with 57 percent saying they oppose the president’s most significant domestic initiative.

Forty-six percent say they are strongly against it. Just a month ago, as the enrollment period was beginning, the public was almost evenly divided in its assessments of the law.


Disapproval of Obama’s handling of the health-care law’s rollout stands at 63 percent, with a majority saying they strongly disapprove. Last month, 53 percent disapproved.


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Botched rollout drags Obama ratings to new low

Post  fshnski on Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:40 am

President Obama's approval ratings have plummeted to a new low, driven down by the botched rollout to his signature health care reform law, a new poll finds.

The Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday also finds opposition to Obamacare at new highs, as the administration struggles to fix the troubled healthcare.gov website and as millions of Americans stand to be dropped from insurance plans which no longer meet the new law's requirements.

Obama’s approval is down to 42 percent, matching his lowest figure in the poll and down a sharp six points in the last month alone. His disapproval rating is at 55 percent, the highest of his presidency.

A majority also have a personally unfavorable impression of Obama for the first time at 52 percent. Forty-six percent view Obama favorably.

Obama is also underwater on questions of credibility and trust.

Fifty-one percent say the president does not understand the problems of people like them to 47 percent who say he does. And by a 50 to 47 percent split, respondents say Obama is not honest and trustworthy.

By a 56 to 41 split, respondents also said Obama was not a good manager. Fifty-three percent say Obama is not a “strong leader” to 46 percent who say he is.

Overall the poll shows weakening support for Obama’s health care law at a critical moment.

Fifty-seven percent of respondents said they oppose Obama’s key domestic achievement, with 40 percent supporting it. That is a sharp change from last month when the public was almost evenly divided on the law.

Nearly two-thirds at 63 percent say they disapprove of Obama's handling of the health care rollout, up from 53 percent disapproval last month.


http://washingtonexaminer.com/poll-botched-rollout-drags-obama-ratings-to-new-low/article/2539370

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