CBS poll: Obama approval sinks nine points in a month to 37%

posted at 8:01 am on November 20, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Consider the lame-duck descent confirmed. A day after the Washington Post/ABC poll showed disapproval for Barack Obama and ObamaCare reaching new highs, the new CBS News poll shows his approval plummeting nine points in a month to 37%.  Support for the Affordable Care Act managed to drop even faster:

President Obama’s job approval rating has plunged to the lowest of his presidency, according to a new CBS News poll released Wednesday, and Americans’ approval of the Affordable Care Act has dropped it’s lowest since CBS News started polling on the law.

Thirty-seven percent now approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president, down from 46 percent in October – a nine point drop in just a month. Mr. Obama’s disapproval rating is 57 percent — the highest level for this president in CBS News Polls.

A rocky beginning to the opening of the new health insurance exchanges has also taken its toll on how Americans perceive the Affordable Care Act. Now, approval of the law has dropped to 31 percent – the lowest number yet recorded in CBS News Polls, and a drop of 12 points since last month. Sixty-one percent disapprove (a high for this poll), including 46 percent who say they disapprove strongly.

Republicans are nearly unanimous in their disapproval of the law, and now more than two-thirds of independents agree. Almost six in ten Democrats continue to support the law, but their support has dropped 16 points from last month – from 74 percent in October to 58 percent today. Support has dropped 11 points among independents and five points among Republicans.

Obama can’t even get to 40% with women, among whom his approval rating is 39/54. It’s worse among independents, a disastrous 29/63. His overall approval (37/57) is nearly the same as George W. Bush at this point in his presidency (35/57), two months after Hurricane Katrina.

As with the WaPo/ABC poll, the ObamaCare fiasco has taken a toll on voter perceptions of Obama’s personal qualities.  In September 2012, respondents considered Obama honest and trustworthy by a 60/35 margin.  Today’s it’s 49/48, and among independents it’s down to 43/53.

It’s not just voters who don’t care for Obama’s performance, either. The Hill reports that his relationship with Capitol Hill Democrats has hit a new nadir, with most of them furious over his incompetence:

President Obama’s relationship with congressional Democrats has worsened to an unprecedented low, Democratic aides say.

They are letting it be known that House and Senate Democrats are increasingly frustrated, bitter and angry with the White House over ObamaCare’s botched rollout, and that the president’s mea culpa in a news conference last week failed to soothe any ill will.

Sources who attended a meeting of House chiefs of staff on Monday say the room was seething with anger over the immense damage being done to the Democratic Party and talk was of scrapping rollout events for the Affordable Care Act.

“Here we are, we’re supposed to be selling this to people, and it’s all screwed up,” one chief of staff ranted. “This either gets fixed or this could be the demise of the Democratic Party.

“It’s probably the worst I’ve ever seen it,” the aide said of the recent mood on Capitol Hill. “It’s bad. It’s really bad.”

Obama likes to brag that he doesn’t have to run for office again. Unfortunately, most of them do, and very soon.  They can see the handwriting on the wall, and it’s in Obama’s script.

Here’s the CBS News poll data:

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Damn that government shut down. It killed us…KILLED US I say!!

xblade on November 20, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Wait til the deductibles kick in.

WryTrvllr on November 20, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Damn that government shut down. It killed us…KILLED US I say!!

xblade on November 20, 2013 at 8:04 AM

There was a shutdown?

WryTrvllr on November 20, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Ahhh couldn’t have happened to a better POS liar.

gophergirl on November 20, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Faster, please.

Tie all Democrats to Obama in 2014 & 2016.

22044 on November 20, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Enabling Act

kcewa on November 20, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Ahhh couldn’t have happened to a better POS liar.

gophergirl on November 20, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Obama: “Hey, that’s POSPOTUS liar!”

SteveInRTP on November 20, 2013 at 8:09 AM

with most of them furious over his incompetence:

More like furious he could no longer hide it.

WryTrvllr on November 20, 2013 at 8:10 AM

The GOP will still blow it.

HB3 on November 20, 2013 at 8:10 AM

There were some who always hoped for a President Nader.

Now we have President Nadir.

Meh, this is as close as those guys are ever gonna get. I call it a statistically representative substitute.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on November 20, 2013 at 8:11 AM

No need to worry. Barry’s got this.

‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’

I’m not worried. Not worried at all.

PetecminMd on November 20, 2013 at 8:12 AM

just an outlier…dont’ pay attention to it
-msdnc hacks sweeping this under the rug

cmsinaz on November 20, 2013 at 8:12 AM

You only disapprove of him because you are RAAAAACIST!

rightside on November 20, 2013 at 8:13 AM

There was a shutdown?

WryTrvllr on November 20, 2013 at 8:05 AM

heh

cmsinaz on November 20, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Damn that government shut down. It killed us…KILLED US I say!!

xblade on November 20, 2013 at 8:04 AM

What a difference this one month or so has made! And thanks to Ted Cruz (surrender weasels be damned) the GOP staked out a much stronger position against Obamacare than had the GOPe managed to immediately push through their “cave now in order to fight another day” crap.

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 8:13 AM

HB3 on November 20, 2013 at 8:10 AM

man i hope not….they do like to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory don’t they

cmsinaz on November 20, 2013 at 8:14 AM

Is that the Constitution that they’re working on in the cartoon?

Republican Yogi on November 20, 2013 at 8:14 AM

This ought to help:

15h
James O’Keefe @JamesOKeefeIII
Might want to cancel your plans tomorrow, @Sebelius. It’s going to be a busy day. @Project_Veritas
Retweeted by Project Veritas

Muahaha!

Naturally Curly on November 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM

just an outlier…dont’ pay attention to it
-msdnc hacks sweeping this under the rug

cmsinaz on November 20, 2013 at 8:12 AM

But it isn’t an outlier. This is part of a trend.

As to sweeping it under the rug, isn’t that where Jay Carney is hiding these days?

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM

I have a never ending loop in my head of Obama saying, “I won- me and my monumental, colossal ego won”. hee-hee.

BettyRuth on November 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM

They are letting it be known that House and Senate Democrats are increasingly frustrated, bitter and angry with the White House over ObamaCare’s botched rollout, and that the president’s mea culpa in a news conference last week failed to soothe any ill will.

It’s just as much their fault. What were they doing all this time? Fighting against the war on women?

Walter L. Newton on November 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM

The GOP will still blow it.

HB3 on November 20, 2013 at 8:10 AM

We need to send the pro amnesty people on a cruise to nowhere.

gophergirl on November 20, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Wow, to get a positive spread on his personal honesty CBS must have only talked to Democrats. If they had bothered to ask a representative sample those numbers would be upside down by a huge margin.

MTF on November 20, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Naturally Curly on November 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM

YEAH – his stuff is always so fun

gophergirl on November 20, 2013 at 8:16 AM

One piece of paper…that’s all it would take to rid this country of Obamacare…

A one page repeal bill passed by veto proof margins in the House and Senate. It’s coming, it’s only a matter of when…

PatriotRider on November 20, 2013 at 8:17 AM

and that 37% is with 99.99999% support of the tens of millions of Blacks, and 70% of Hispanics in the country.

…..and with 5 1/2 years of Messiah propaganda from the Media.

And wait until 2014 when the 100 plus million start getting their group plans forced to comply with OBAMACare!!!!

PappyD61 on November 20, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Think how bad this number would be if Dog Eater were caught lying.

Bishop on November 20, 2013 at 8:18 AM

I guess it’s time for an extended out of the country vacation for Zero and family…

PatriotRider on November 20, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Obama can’t even get to 40% with women, among whom his approval rating is 39/54.

Remarkable considering Obamacare is nothing but a very expensive swag bag for humans with a vajayjay. Most of those required benefits only affect women and insurers can’t charge them more for the services. Which, of course, millions of Americans get royally screwed over (figuratively) so that bar sluts like Sandra Fluke can literally screw without having to pay for her own birth control. Could it be that some percentage of women see the inherent flaws in this wealth redistribution scheme and are not buying the pandering built into Obamacare?

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Think how bad this number would be if Dog Eater were caught lying.

Bishop on November 20, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Heh! I’m sure he is madder than anybody this morning. He’s already decided that Obamacare needs to be re-branded because, clearly, that’s the problem here.

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 8:25 AM

I guess it’s time for an extended out of the country vacation for Zero and family…

PatriotRider on November 20, 2013 at 8:20 AM

His brother over in Kenya could make up the guest bedroom in his thatched hut.

“Sorry the accomodations aren’t better, brother Barack, but since I’ve been living on ONE EFFIN DOLLAR A DAY while you’ve become a millionaire, it’s been hard to keep the place presentable. Breakfast will be served promptly at eight, we’re having boiled spiders and some sort of root I found.”

Bishop on November 20, 2013 at 8:25 AM

And it’s only going to get worse.

Flange on November 20, 2013 at 8:26 AM

I guess it’s time for an extended out of the country vacation for Zero and family…

PatriotRider on November 20, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Don’t we still have that outpost at the South Pole? It’s the perfect choice. Remote and about as far away from Santa as you can get!

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 8:27 AM

And it’s only going to get worse.

Flange on November 20, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Or better, if you see the glass as half full.

Naturally Curly on November 20, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Alternate headline: “37% of America is dumber than a fencepost”

oldroy on November 20, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Hey, don’t worry Dims. Obama has come up with a foolproof plan to sell Obamacare to the masses: he is sending Michelle Obama out to stump for it.

Michelle is telling audiences that Obamacare is a moral imperative. And Michelle is the right person for the job, as she knows all about the moral high ground when it comes to health care matters. She can draw upon her extensive experience facilitating patient dumping schemes while working at the U of Chicago hospital. (And she looked so stylish in her $600 Jimmy Choo shoes and diamond jewelry while she was helping devise ways to dump poor minority patients off on suburban free clinics so that they wouldn’t hurt the bottom line of her employer’s fancy hospital).

LOL. It’s going to be fun watching this.

AZCoyote on November 20, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Please, put this in your archives for future use:

List: The 27 Senate Democrats Who Lied To Americans About Keeping Their Health Plans Under Obamacare…

Rovin on November 20, 2013 at 8:32 AM

It is a trend HN….but the die hard lefties don’t want to face reality

cmsinaz on November 20, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Big Mooch is the new spokesperson for DeathCare? Yeah…there might possibly have been some hope if Mooch had 1/10 of Laura Bush’s class and dignity, but she doesn’t. Somehow I doubt a hulking, scowling, finger-pointing race pimp is going to make everyone feel better about this disaster.

Bishop on November 20, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Senor Rubio prognosticates…

“Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio thinks Democrats might be ready to repeal Obamacare in eight weeks.

“Look, this law cannot be saved. It will have to be repealed and the question is how long will it take for Democrats to realize that and cooperate in that endeavor,” Rubio told Bill O’Reilly on Fox News Tuesday….”

http://washingtonexaminer.com/eight-weeks-till-dems-might-repeal-obamacare-rubio-says/article/2539452

workingclass artist on November 20, 2013 at 8:34 AM

I should be happy, but the fact that 37% of the populace still supports this SOSOTUS still leaves me with a queasy feeling. At least I can take joy knowing that his approval rating is even in spite of his media cheerleaders.

SteveThomas on November 20, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Paraphrasing Oprah: CBS is racist and they just need to die.

VibrioCocci on November 20, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Awwww.

ted c on November 20, 2013 at 8:37 AM

It appears Barack is heading to Hopeys Abyss,
going ever deeper into Changeys/Marianas
Democrat Trench!!

canopfor on November 20, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Somehow I doubt a hulking, scowling, finger-pointing race pimp is going to make everyone feel better about this disaster.

Bishop on November 20, 2013 at 8:33 AM

These people are not about making everyond feel better about what they are doing. They lecture, cajole, and demand. 37% approval is still way too high but for the first time in nearly five years I’m finally proud of my country again.

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 8:39 AM

I don’t understand this disapproval. Afterall, Obama is just finding out about all this mess in the morning paper like the rest of us.

Bitter Clinger on November 20, 2013 at 8:40 AM

No votes on immigration reform until Obama signs the Obamacare repeal law.

Wigglesworth on November 20, 2013 at 8:41 AM

It is a trend HN….but the die hard lefties don’t want to face reality

cmsinaz on November 20, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Talk about bitter clingers. They are going to be the most insufferable group of losers. The ones turning on obozo now, may start to actually hate him. He exposed them all, made them look stupid and that’s unforgivable.

Flange on November 20, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Muahaha!

Naturally Curly on November 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM

hahaha

Chris of Rights on November 20, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Big Mooch is the new spokesperson for DeathCare?

Bishop on November 20, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Yes.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/first-lady-rallies-on-obamacare-there-but-for-the-grace-of-god-go-i/article/2539422

A truly inspired choice. Who knows more about the moral imperative of “affordable” health care than a woman who wore diamond jewelry and $600 designer shoes while working to find new ways to dump poor minority patients off on suburban free clinics so that they wouldn’t keep mooching off her fancy hospital employer?

AZCoyote on November 20, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Waterloo?

monalisa on November 20, 2013 at 8:43 AM

“Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio thinks Democrats might be ready to repeal Obamacare in eight weeks.

workingclass artist on November 20, 2013 at 8:34 AM

That’s about the timeframe I would have guessed. About a month after all those insurance policies are cancelled with no ability to get Obamacare brand insurance. About a month after “keep your doctor” turns out to be another lie. About two months after the website was promised to be fully functional (even as we just learn the back end isn’t even fully written).

BTW, David Vitter on local talk radio. He sees the Dems going down with the ship before being willing to repeal.

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 8:44 AM

You racist, gay-hating, War on Women Rethuglicans never get it do you?

Obama lying doesn’t matter when we have people who want to get married and can’t. You wouldn’t care about his lies at all if he weren’t black. And all you want to do is keep your women barefoot and pregnant and keep us all from voting.

Do I really need the /sarc tag?

Chris of Rights on November 20, 2013 at 8:45 AM

They are letting it be known that House and Senate Democrats are increasingly frustrated, bitter and angry with the White House

But will the Senate Fascist-Democrats revolt against Dear Liar’s biggest cheerleader, Harry Reid? I doubt it.

rbj on November 20, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Waterloo?

monalisa on November 20, 2013 at 8:43 AM

More like Jonestown where all are forced to drink the Kool-aid instead of submitting to reality.

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 8:46 AM

As delicious as these polls are, neither the disapproval of Obummer nor that of his “signature accomplishment” undoes the disasters of the 2012 election and the passage of this horrid law. And, deep down, Obummer knows that & is chuckling beneath his breath.

KS Rex on November 20, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Flange will they actually admit it?

cmsinaz on November 20, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Wait til the deductibles kick in.

WryTrvllr on November 20, 2013 at 8:04 AM

That’s what has to have the Dems on Capitol Hill truly frightened. They know that things are only going to get worse with Obamacare. I honestly believe most of these idiots were just as clueless about the law as Obama’s sycophant supporters. They just assumed it would be subsidized health care for the sick and needy and someone somewhere would pick up the tab. Now that reality is hitting them in the face, they don’t know what to do.

Doughboy on November 20, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Damn that government shut down. It killed us…KILLED US I say!!

xblade on November 20, 2013 at 8:04 AM

I enjoy watching “The Five” on Fox, and it just makes me giddy that Bob Beckel went on and on about how the shutdown was going to be the end of the Republican party- now he just sits there with a grumpy look on his face! Love it.

BettyRuth on November 20, 2013 at 8:48 AM

*lays back and smokes a cig* … ahhhh, yes.

JenBee on November 20, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Bishop on November 20, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Oh, yeah. Dig this:

“And when that happens, it shouldn’t mean falling off a cliff. It shouldn’t mean having to go without food, or medicine, or a roof over our heads — not here in the United States of America. Not in the greatest country on the planet. That is not who we are,” Obama added.

That’s not what Mooch used to say.

kingsjester on November 20, 2013 at 8:50 AM

It’s funny how the Democrats are mad at Obama for something they gleefully supported. They are completely out of touch with reality. They haven’t a clue that ObamaCare will never work, yet they think somehow it will, and they blame Obama for its failure. They need to look in a mirror to see who else is to blame.

The Democrats responses to the aftermath of ObamaCare are also very telling. They aren’t concerned about the effects of it on every day Americans, their health care, their jobs. Instead they are concerned only with the Democrat Party. Very telling indeed.

MeAlice on November 20, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Look at it this way champ….you got a great excuse now to go on some vacaycay. As if you really needed or wanted one to begin with, but that’s beside the point/

ted c on November 20, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Thank you, Hot Air, for bringing me wonderful news at the beginning of the day. Starts things off just right.

MisterElephant on November 20, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Like WOW,…almost two percent:

Obama health care law
1h

Poll: 34% of Americans confident that healthcare.gov will be fixed by Dec. 1; 64% not confident – @CBSNewsPoll
read more on cbsnews.com

canopfor on November 20, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Paraphrasing Oprah: CBS is racist and they just need to die.

VibrioCocci

ROFL!!! Awesome

JenBee on November 20, 2013 at 8:52 AM

So Sebelius goes to Miami to demonstrate for the media how easy it is to sign up for Obamacare on the website…and it crashes.

workingclass artist on November 20, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Oops, and ugh,… I thought it was 1.64 ..(Dec. 1; 64%0)

er,..that 64%!

canopfor on November 20, 2013 at 8:53 AM

George W. Bush at this point in his presidency (35/57), two months after Hurricane Katrina.

Meh. An act of god, versus Dear Leader’s own ineptitude.

socalcon on November 20, 2013 at 8:53 AM

MeAlice on November 20, 2013 at 8:51 AM

What amuses me is that so many of them think that the stupid website is the biggest problem with Obamacare when it’s really just the tip of the iceberg.

Charlemagne on November 20, 2013 at 8:54 AM

So Sebelius goes to Miami to demonstrate for the media how easy it is to sign up for Obamacare on the website…and it crashes.

workingclass artist on November 20, 2013 at 8:52 AM

LOL. Probably just as well. At least that kept the reporters from seeing and reporting about how expensive the Obamacare policies were, or how big the deductibles were, or how small the provider networks were.

AZCoyote on November 20, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Just a snapshot….. we focus too much on polls
-msdnc hack

A trend is a trend..can’t deny it
-msdnc hack 2

I guess they can’t sweep this under the rug

Heh

cmsinaz on November 20, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Don’t know if this was referenced anywhere, but the quotes from this article are worth an extra bowl of popcorn!!!

Obama hits new low with Dems

President Obama’s relationship with congressional Democrats has worsened to an unprecedented low, Democratic aides say.

“Here we are, we’re supposed to be selling this to people, and it’s all screwed up,” one chief of staff ranted. “This either gets fixed or this could be the demise of the Democratic Party.

“Is he even more unpopular than George W. Bush? I think that’s already happened,” said one Democratic chief of staff.

They’re freaking out, as they should be,” said one senior Senate Democratic aide, adding that the rollout continues to be “a lasting mess.”

But as the healthcare problems continue to persist, lawmakers in swing districts aren’t sure that’s the best idea, especially because, according to one Democrat, “systemically you have what is a long-term problem.”

*** And this is coming from Democrats!!!! ***

Who knew Obamacare would be a suicide pact for the Democrat Party?

Pass the popcorn please!

dominigan on November 20, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Meh. An act of god, versus Dear Leader’s own ineptitude.

socalcon on November 20, 2013 at 8:53 AM

I’m sure the rat-eared one considers Obamacare an act of god- or at least named after one.

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Wait til the deductibles kick in.

WryTrvllr on November 20, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Healthier people will grow sicker as they avoid seeing doctors due to those high deductibles — who wants to spend several thousand dollars a year on doctor visits and tests when they aren’t severely ill? Not the relatively functional population, not the relatively healthy people.

So they’ll allow small issues to increase due to lack of doctor visits, just tolerate some problems to avoid those bills.

Obamacare is a process by which more people are indulged by the taxpayers at the expense of everyone else’s health and wellness. I’m sorry for those who are very sick and uninsured but they really are not without medical care in the US, they’re just without the extent of care they want.

We could have made it possible for “preexisting conditions” and portability of insurance without wrecking the entire health care system and everyone’s near-future health.

Lourdes on November 20, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Flange will they actually admit it?

cmsinaz on November 20, 2013 at 8:47 AM

If they do it’s because obozo is in an irreversible tailspin.

Flange on November 20, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Meh. An act of god, versus Dear Leader’s own ineptitude.

socalcon on November 20, 2013 at 8:53 AM

I’m sure the rat-eared one considers Obamacare an act of god- or at least named after one.

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 8:58 AM

I think he considers it an act of happiness to his own bitterness about “Americans”. It’s a way for a man with a lot of hate under his surface to strike out at a nation he loathes in it’s current configuration.

Lourdes on November 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM

I enjoy watching “The Five” on Fox, and it just makes me giddy that Bob Beckel went on and on about how the shutdown was going to be the end of the Republican party- now he just sits there with a grumpy look on his face! Love it.

BettyRuth on November 20, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Bob is paid to be a liberal fussbudget. If he isn’t whining about solving Obamacare by going straight to single payer, he’s agreeing with Obama that the only reason for failure is that the GOP didn’t support him.

I liked Greg Gutfield’s response. Republicans were hoping for failure. Democrats achieved failure.

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 9:01 AM

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/michelle-obama-my-husband-has-got-swag_767940.html

crackup…..confirmed.

ted c on November 20, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Obama: so happy he’s hurt the USA, so happy.

Lourdes on November 20, 2013 at 9:01 AM

It’s a way for a man with a lot of hate under his surface to strike out at a nation he loathes in it’s current configuration.

Lourdes on November 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Yep, this is about punishing Americans more than anything else.

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 9:02 AM

It only took ruining the best Health care industry in the world to wake some people up. Even if Obamacare is repealed it will take years for the industry to recover. Millions of people have lost their health insurance and the people who were not covered before are still not covered. I know math is hard but that looks like a net loss to me. A high price to educate a few low information voters who will soon go back to being more interested in Dancing With the Stars than who’s running the country.

Oldnuke on November 20, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Honestly, maybe we shouldn’t call this thing Obamacare.

He was disengaged during it’s entire journey through the House and Senate. It’s not truly Obama’s fault that this is an awful law. It’s Pelosi and Reid’s and the rest of the Democrat scum who are now mad at Obama for making them vote for this piece of crap that they wrote.

Chris of Rights on November 20, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Curious. The Census Bureau has him at 68% approve, 22% somewhat approve and 10% in the Klan.

mankai on November 20, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Obama can’t even get to 40% with women, among whom his approval rating is 39/54.

But Viagra is covered by zer0care, isn’t it?

Sources who attended a meeting of House chiefs of staff on Monday say the room was seething with anger over the immense damage being done to the Democratic Party and talk was of scrapping rollout events for the Affordable Care Act.

Hee-hee. Democrats MAD!! Democrats SMASH!!

Also, just scrap the “Act,”–period.

MisterElephant on November 20, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Honestly, maybe we shouldn’t call this thing Obamacare.

He was disengaged during it’s entire journey through the House and Senate. It’s not truly Obama’s fault that this is an awful law. It’s Pelosi and Reid’s and the rest of the Democrat scum who are now mad at Obama for making them vote for this piece of crap that they wrote.

Chris of Rights on November 20, 2013 at 9:03 AM

I disagree: blame him, blame Obama, hold it to his name, to him. You’re right about Reid and Pelosi being responsible, too, the entire DNC (the long list of names involved among Democrats that are responsible, is what I mean). But it’s stuck on Obama like it should be, a permanent stain of ugly and bad.

Lourdes on November 20, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Bob is paid to be a liberal fussbudget. If he isn’t whining about solving Obamacare by going straight to single payer, he’s agreeing with Obama that the only reason for failure is that the GOP didn’t support him.

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 9:01 AM

I caught the show last week. One of the panelists asked Beckel to name the ways in which Obamacare “bends the cost curve down” as Obama promised it would.

Beckel had to admit that Obamacare does absolutely nothing to contain medical costs. He looked like he had just swallowed a spider (or like someone had just defecated in his mouth).

AZCoyote on November 20, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Honestly, maybe we shouldn’t call this thing Obamacare.

Chris of Rights on November 20, 2013 at 9:03 AM

I’m sure that Obama and the Dems would agree with you. Nevertheless, I can think of no better way to saddle this on all Dems than to call it what they were calling it back when they were happy to be associated with this debacle.

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 9:06 AM

We need to focus and keep our eyes on the ball. There’s still a lot of time between now and next Nov. We could have some major event take place that could erase the memory of all the lies and cause people to look toward govt to save them. They would then be ever so grateful and vote for Killary over whoever is running against her. Ron Paul has not gone away and could provoke enough voters to split the R vote. Rev. Wright said our chickens have come home to roost but I say we shouldn’t count any chickens, ever.

Kissmygrits on November 20, 2013 at 9:06 AM

His overall approval (37/57) is nearly the same as George W. Bush at this point in his presidency (35/57), two months after Hurricane Katrina.

Then, ‘W’ had two months of solid 24/7 bashing from MSM, much was lies being re-reported by the MSM, etc. I saw one segment with a reporter in a Jon boat, reporting from the flooded area, when the camera caught someone walking behind her and the Jon boat, on or in the water. It was either Jesus or the water was less than ankle deep. Must’ve been less than ankle deep, because the reporter stood up (Jon boat didn’t move) and said something like the shot had been blown. Two months of 24/7 bashing by MSM, and ‘W’ was only 2 points less than Obama now!? Obama in in serious trouble, and I’m betting his actual approval in these new polls is closer to 22% than the 37%.

Karmi on November 20, 2013 at 9:07 AM

For starters, remember that the individual insurance marketplace is the smallest slice of the American health care system, currently serving some 15 million people (or 5 percent of the population) according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Everyone else is either covered via their employer or a public program (Medicare, Medicaid or the Veterans Health Administration, for instance) or remains uninsured.

This, is what the left point to~~still.

They ‘whistle past the graveyard’ about the coming (estimated around October/November 2014) Group plan cancellations.

Figures have not been released as to how many of those plans are ACA compliant- despite two years of raised premiums absorbed by businesses and their employees.

Let alone the t ax supported programs, implied above as ‘safe’. The enrollment of canceled individuals into Medicare/aid will exhaust already stretched resources.

socalcon on November 20, 2013 at 9:08 AM

RCP Average on ACA: -17.2 (note that the grid says -13.8. It’s out of sync with the chart which shows -17.2).

This is an all time low.

I still say target number for ACA repeal: Obama @ -20, ACA @ -25. If we reach those numbers, say summer of 2014, the Democrats will do anything to save their hides going into November.

Obama: -14.7.

Chris of Rights on November 20, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Who would have guessed that the Second American Revolution would begin over healthcare?

Tsar of Earth on November 20, 2013 at 9:08 AM

I caught the show last week. One of the panelists asked Beckel to name the ways in which Obamacare “bends the cost curve down” as Obama promised it would.

Beckel had to admit that Obamacare does absolutely nothing to contain medical costs.

AZCoyote on November 20, 2013 at 9:05 AM

That’s the thing with the left on this issue. None of the math adds up and yet they are still out there trumpeting Obamacare as the greatest thing ever. They really have no choice since they bet the farm on immediate and unquestionable success of Obamacare. There has to be more than a few Dems angry today at the way they’ve been betrayed by the administration.

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Who would have guessed that the Second American Revolution would begin over healthcare?

Tsar of Earth on November 20, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Who would have thought the first one would begin over tea?

In truth, they’re really both about the same thing: government abusing its power.

AZCoyote on November 20, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Given Obama’s serial lying to get his Obamacare passed and even lying about his lying, and all the incompetence & scandals, this surprisingly high 37% approval means America has a lot of low info, stupid, love the free stuff, and/or left-wing means-justify-the-ends ethically challenged people.

Chessplayer on November 20, 2013 at 9:12 AM

This is really good news for the opposition party.

Too bad we don’t have one.

DeweyWins on November 20, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Politically Obamacare is the gift that keeps on giving, however, it’s because people are suffering. Repeal is the only way, and then we can talk about how many billions of dollars were thrown down the toilet. Government run single payer would never fly because it’s the government that failed on Obamacare, not the private sector. They actually obeyed the law and met the deadlines. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the bottle.

lea on November 20, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Given Obama’s serial lying to get his Obamacare passed and even lying about his lying, and all the incompetence & scandals, this surprisingly high 37% approval means America has a lot of low info, stupid, love the free stuff, and/or left-wing means-justify-the-ends ethically challenged people.

Chessplayer on November 20, 2013 at 9:12 AM

It probably comes down to race.

lea on November 20, 2013 at 9:14 AM

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