Support for Obama and Obamacare Drops
Posted in: healthcare
The country has been remarkably patient with the problematic roll out of Healthcare.gov, but it appears that after more than a month of glitches that patience has worn out. Support for President Obama and his signature law has dropped noticeably in the latest Quinnipiac poll.
Only 39 percent of Americans currently support the new health care law while 55 percent oppose it. That is a huge swing from just before the website launched. At that time the country was evenly split 45/47.
The problems with the roll out have also also helped drag Obama to record lows. Quinnipiac found 39 percent approve of how he is handling his job while 54 percent disapprove.
Where Obama has really taken a hit is on the trait of being honest and trustworthy. His lying about “keeping your insurance” has done real damage. For the first time in their polling the President is in negative territory on the issue of honesty. A majority, 52 percent, now think Obama is not trustworthy. This is a massive swing from October 1st when 54 percent said they consider the President honest.
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