Rainy poll parade: Obama, ObamaCare sink to new lows

posted at 4:21 pm on December 11, 2013 by Guy Benson

Let’s begin with the “good” news for O, which comes in the form of a new CBS/NYT poll.  Rebound?

President Obama’s approval ratings, which hit his all-time low last month, have returned to where they were before the rollout of the health care law’s enrollment process, but Americans still lack confidence in the White House’s management of the Affordable Care Act, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. The public’s opinion of the law itself has improved after repairs to the enrollment website. According to the poll, 42 percent of Americans now approve of Mr. Obama’s overall performance, and 50 percent disapprove. That is not exactly good news for the president, but is better than his numbers in mid-November, after he admitted he had fumbled the rollout of the health care law’s website. Then, just 37 percent approved and 57 percent disapproved in a CBS News poll.

Fresh numbers from USA Today and Pew also show Obama’s job approval stabilizing, but the same survey shows public support for Obamacare dropping to a new nadir.  Pay close attention to the last bolded sentence:

A year-end USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll chronicles what a drag the Affordable Care Act has become on Obama’s reputation, helping to drive down his standing as a trustworthy leader and one who can get things done to the lowest levels of his presidency. Disapproval of the health care law hits a new high. The slide in Obama’s overall job approval rating in the past five Pew polls has been stemmed, now at 45% approve-49% disapprove — not great, to be sure, but better than before…In the poll, 54% disapprove of the health care law, 41% approve — the worst rating for the Affordable Care Act since it was enacted three and a half years ago. Some of the key groups that supporters hoped would rally behind the law aren’t doing so, at least not yet. Forty-five percent of those without insurance approve of the law. Among those with incomes under $30,000 a year, the group most likely to qualify for federal subsidies, 43% approve. Forty-one percent of those under 30 and 44% of women approve. What’s more, Americans are inclined to view the problems the law has faced this fall as long-term problems that show fundamental flaws (50%) rather than short-term problems that can be resolved (44%).

And now, onto all the other data points, starting with Allahpundit’s write-up of Quinnipiac’s “blood bath” numbers from yesterday:

President Barack Obama’s job approval among American voters drops to a new low, a negative 38 – 57 percent, as the outlook for Democrats running for Congress and the U.S. Senate fades also, according to a national poll released today. He even gets a negative 41 – 49 percent among voters 18 to 29 years old and a lackluster 50 – 43 percent approval among Hispanic voters…American voters say 41 – 38 percent that they would vote for a Republican over a Democrat for the U.S. House of Representatives, the first time this year the Democrats come up on the short end of this generic ballot.

Bloomberg:

President Barack Obama gets little credit from the public for economic progress under his watch as his job approval has plummeted to a new low of 42 percent in the Bloomberg National Poll. Americans by 50 percent to 45 percent say improvements in the unemployment rate would have happened regardless of anything the Obama administration has done.  The botched debut of the healthcare.gov website is raising doubts about Obama’s signature legislative achievement. Sixty percent of Americans disapprove of Obama’s handling of health care, up from 54 percent in September. That includes almost a quarter of Democrats and two-thirds of political independents.

Associated Press:

Americans’ perceptions of President Barack Obama are falling not only on his handling of the economy and other big issues, but also on more personal qualities such as honesty, a poll finds. A clear majority of adults, 56 percent, say “honest” does not describe Obama well, according to The Associated Press-GfK poll…As for Obama’s overall approval rating, 58 percent disapprove of the job he’s doing, while 42 percent approve. Disapproval of his handling of several specific issues hovers around 60 percent. They include the economy, federal budget deficit and unemployment.

McClatchy/Marist:

Obama’s disapproval rating climbed to 53 percent – the worst in 29 polls since he took office in January 2009 – while 43 percent approved of his job performance. The disapproval number was up sharply from the 47 percent reading in September and tops the previous high of 52 percent in September 2011…Obama’s personal ratings were also down. By 52 percent to 46 percent, people had an unfavorable impression of him, the first time since November 2011 the negative number was higher. The unfavorable number was also the worst he’s endured.

NBC/WSJ:

A year that began with President Barack Obama riding high after his re-election victory is ending with him in the biggest hole of his presidency. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that more Americans disapprove of the president’s job performance than ever before; half say they’re either disappointed or dissatisfied with his presidency and 54 percent believe he’s facing a long-term setback…Perhaps more significantly, Obama has seen a drop in key presidential attributes. Just 28 percent give the president high grades for being able to achieve his goals (down 16 points from January); only 37 percent give him high marks for being honest and straightforward (down 5 points from June); and 44 percent give him high marks for being able to handle a crisis (down another 5 points since June)…Indeed, for the first time in the poll, a majority now views the health law as a bad idea instead of a good one.

That last bit indicates just how friendly this particular polling series has been to Obama.  Obamacare’s 34/50 rating in this survey is less terrible than other polls have shown, yet it’s still 16 points underwater.  Merry Christmas, Mr. President.


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…and the dead and their families haven’t been on TV, yet.

That’s the next step. You can bank this.

Schadenfreude on December 11, 2013 at 4:22 PM

President Selfie goes down to his appropriate level.

The rest was a looooon mirage.

Schadenfreude on December 11, 2013 at 4:22 PM

loooooon mirage, er…he’s also a looooon, but the media will report on that, last.

Schadenfreude on December 11, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Dang, s/b “long mirage” :)

Schadenfreude on December 11, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Faster, please.

People dying because they lost health care in the last 3 months – Obama & the Democrats own 1000% of that.

22044 on December 11, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Merry Christmas, Mr. President.

CoalCare.

hillsoftx on December 11, 2013 at 4:24 PM

You mean Happy Ramadan.

It’s going to be a long year, Dog Eater.

Bishop on December 11, 2013 at 4:26 PM

He doesn’t care. He is busy with taking selfies with other liberals especially blondes.

crosshugger on December 11, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Is it true that muslim men like blondes?

crosshugger on December 11, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Yes. Blondes means “goat” in Arabic.

Akzed on December 11, 2013 at 4:31 PM

CBS is extremely suspect.

They have done this several times in the past: messed with the sampling to put out an outlier poll that is very unfavorable to Obama, and then like clockwork a couple weeks later release a poll showing dramatic improvement for Obama. This is exactly what I was predicting on November 20th! My comment then:

The CBS poll that I mentioned in my comment above that has Obama at -20 approval also has a -30 approval rating for Obamacare with 31% approving and 61% disapproving. Wow is all I can say on that.

Well I can say something else though. As if CBS is manipulating the data or sampling, I have noticed in the past that CBS has sometimes put out a crazy poll showing Obama way way down in approval, and then a couple weeks later they put out another poll showing a sharp rise in Obama’s approval. It’s as if they anticipate the future story of “Obama is rising again,” so they have to first do a very bad poll for Obama. The same could be their plan for Obamacare approval. I mean, here it is -30 today? So, keep an eagle eye on CBS, see if they pull this stunt a couple weeks out.

anotherJoe on November 20, 2013 at 1:59 PM

anotherJoe on November 20, 2013 at 1:59 PM

anotherJoe on December 11, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Hey, maybe he should rethink that “no repeal” promise on ZeroCare

MTF on December 11, 2013 at 4:37 PM

“Please calm down Democrats and form an orderly line! All of those up for election next year will have an opportunity to drive the bus over Obama! Just be patient!”

NotCoach on December 11, 2013 at 4:38 PM

President Barack Obama’s job approval among American voters drops to a new low, a negative 38 – 57 percent,

Well sure, but what about the all important block of non-American voters?

Ash on December 11, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Yes. Blondes means “goat” in Arabic.

Akzed on December 11, 2013 at 4:31 PM

*chortle*

Bitter Clinger on December 11, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Every one of those polls is tinged by racism…

PatriotRider on December 11, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Obviously, this thread is a Misprint.

Libneverfree informed us this AM that his poll approval
had rebounded.

ToddPA on December 11, 2013 at 4:41 PM

So. Fu*king. What. This isn’t going to change Obama or his agenda one iota. If anything, it will only make him angrier and more determined to break this country open.

rrpjr on December 11, 2013 at 4:42 PM

I know Jim would post this if he were here.

‘Please pray for me’: Ailing blogger Jim Hoft losing insurance thanks to O-care

Posted at 1:36 pm on December 11, 2013 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments
http://twitchy.com/2013/12/11/please-pray-for-me-ailing-blogger-jim-hoft-losing-insurance-thanks-to-o-care/

Sad to see the State run Media are so worried about Obama’s poll numbers when they should be concerned about people like Jim Hoft losing their healthcare. I understand Rush had me on his show today, or talked about it.

Praying for you Jim that God will make a way and reveal it to you.

bluefox on December 11, 2013 at 4:43 PM

A couple “Selfies” should get those numbers back in a Jiffy!

ToddPA on December 11, 2013 at 4:43 PM

People dying because they lost health care in the last 3 months – Obama & the Democrats own 1000% of that.

22044 on December 11, 2013 at 4:24 PM

I guess it wouldn’t have made any difference then if the 25 Senate Republicans had voted TO NOT FUND Obamacare, instead of voting TO FUND IT?

bluefox on December 11, 2013 at 4:46 PM

He lied…that cancer on the Presidency is growing.

d1carter on December 11, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Is it true that muslim men like blondes?

crosshugger on December 11, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Only ones that can stuff Bombs in their Anus.

ToddPA on December 11, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Pissing up a rope.

Bmore on December 11, 2013 at 4:49 PM

So. Fu*king. What. This isn’t going to change Obama or his agenda one iota. If anything, it will only make him angrier and more determined to break this country open.

rrpjr on December 11, 2013 at 4:42 PM

..no, but it’s a good indicator of how pissed people are. If this turd avalanche continues, then the Dems will lose the Senate and POTUS Stool Sample will be hamstrung for his last two years.

Remember, there are democrats up for reelection in 2016 as well:

Michael Bennet (Colorado)*
Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut)
Barbara Boxer (California)
Patrick Leahy (Vermont)
Joe Manchin (West Virginia)*
Barbara Mikulski (Maryland)
Patty Murray (Washington)*
Harry Reid (Nevada)*
Charles Schumer (New York)
Ron Wyden (Oregon)

The War Planner on December 11, 2013 at 4:54 PM

I guess it wouldn’t have made any difference then if the 25 Senate Republicans had voted TO NOT FUND Obamacare, instead of voting TO FUND IT?

bluefox on December 11, 2013 at 4:46 PM

OK, fair point…they own some of that as well.

22044 on December 11, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Are people waking up about the Lying Sack of America?

Mason on December 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM

When we get to an approval rate of 33%, we’ll know we’re at rock bottom O-bot support.

GarandFan on December 11, 2013 at 5:04 PM

bluefox on December 11, 2013 at 4:46 PM

OK, fair point…they own some of that as well.

22044 on December 11, 2013 at 4:56 PM

I agree and imo that was the whole reason Senator Ted Cruz filibustered those long hours. He separated the “boys from the men”

Just like we know Boehner caves everytime, so Cruz knew those Senators would also. When that vote was taken, there was no longer any doubt who put their money where their mouth was and those that didn’t.

bluefox on December 11, 2013 at 5:05 PM

“He lied
People died”

This will be obama’s legacy.

Schadenfreude on December 11, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Tea Party was right

forest on December 11, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Oh and Guy. I should add this based on your choice over cover photos.

Bmore on December 11, 2013 at 5:08 PM

anotherJoe on December 11, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Good observation Joe +

Mimzey on December 11, 2013 at 5:12 PM

“When we get to an approval rate of 33%, we’ll know we’re at rock bottom O-bot support.”

Using a realistic polling model (D+0) we might already be there.

Eph on December 11, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Somehow, I blame these poll numbers on everyone except Dear Leader.
As will he.

orangemtl on December 11, 2013 at 5:13 PM

I know Jim would post this if he were here.

‘Please pray for me’: Ailing blogger Jim Hoft losing insurance thanks to O-care

Posted at 1:36 pm on December 11, 2013 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments
http://twitchy.com/2013/12/11/please-pray-for-me-ailing-blogger-jim-hoft-losing-insurance-thanks-to-o-care/

Sad to see the State run Media are so worried about Obama’s poll numbers when they should be concerned about people like Jim Hoft losing their healthcare. I understand Rush had me on his show today, or talked about it.

Praying for you Jim that God will make a way and reveal it to you.

bluefox on December 11, 2013 at 4:43 PM

This is terrible news. I worry about Jim all the time… All I can think of is Breitbart.

Key West Reader on December 11, 2013 at 5:20 PM

This guy’s popularity should be in the single digits.

Just wait till seriously ill people have to do without their medication/treatment in January, or can’t afford an operation because they lost their plan/are not insured because of a “glitch” in Obamacare.

Even the LIV’s might wake up then.

Antivenin on December 11, 2013 at 5:28 PM

These numbers aren’t near where they ought to be.

paul1149 on December 11, 2013 at 5:41 PM

The polls are fraudulent. Fake. LIES. Look at the samples. Oh wait. Half of them do not state the sample.

dogsoldier on December 11, 2013 at 5:46 PM

bluefox on December 11, 2013 at 4:43 PM

This is terrible news. I worry about Jim all the time… All I can think of is Breitbart.

Key West Reader on December 11, 2013 at 5:20 PM

It is awful news. He’s been thru so much and then have to be worried about having his insurance cancelled. So many families are or will go thru the same thing. I would not want to be in the shoes of those that passed this evil law, the ruling of the SCOTUS or anyone that has added to it.

bluefox on December 11, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Who the HELL are these 42% idiots?

I would be very interested to know what, exactly, they ‘approve’ of?

…meh…probably not.

a5minmajor on December 11, 2013 at 6:14 PM

a5minmajor on December 11, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Frankly, I don’t believe Obama’s MSM on much of anything, and especially not poll numbers.

bluefox on December 11, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Shadenfreude up the yin yang!!!

RonRon on December 11, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Obama still doing very well among Zombies where his approval is at 99.8%, although that is down from 102.5% a year ago..

VorDaj on December 11, 2013 at 6:52 PM

@DogSoldier, 5:46 p.m.-

“The polls are fraudulent. Fake. LIES. Look at the samples. Oh wait. Half of them do not state the sample.”

Exactly so. Tried to find the samples for the CBS(bs)/NYT poll, all they said was “1000 adults called” or some horsehockey like that.

Preznit Selfie is a potempkin construct- fake “intellect”, fake “beliefs”, fake popularity, fake name (Barry Soetero just isn’t that exotic, now is it?), fake marriage, fake ability to play basketball, and on and on and on.

This halitosis ridden cokeheaded nincompoop needs to go, and he can take Reggie Love and jarjar the rodent with him.

GrassMudHorsey on December 11, 2013 at 8:42 PM

…the empty chair!

KOOLAID2 on December 11, 2013 at 10:21 PM

By the end of the year the polls will have everyone back in love with dear leader and his signature legislation and the unemployment rate down to 5%. Figures don’t lie but liars can figure.

Kissmygrits on December 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM

He even gets a negative 41 – 49 percent among voters 18 to 29 years old

HAHA

Chuck Schick on December 12, 2013 at 12:07 AM

President Barack Obama gets little credit from the public for economic progress under his watch as his job approval has plummeted to a new low of 42 percent in the Bloomberg National Poll. Americans by 50 percent to 45 percent say improvements in the unemployment rate would have happened regardless of anything the Obama administration has done.

This is hilarious. The media is just mystified that people aren’t giving Obama credit for the economy being a shade better than it used to be — five years into Obama’s term.

The media consider themselves to be the elite, and they certainly have a better education than a lot of Americans. And yet they are consistently less intelligent than average Americans.

The majority of Americans figure the economy would improve in spite of Obama eventually, yet the media can’t believe that Obama doesn’t get any credit.

There Goes the Neighborhood on December 12, 2013 at 1:10 AM

@TGTN, 1:10 am-

“The media is just mystified that people aren’t giving Obama credit for the economy being a shade better than it used to be — five years into Obama’s term.”

Au contraire, the economy isn’t a shade better than it used to be, it’s still awful. Real unemployment about 13%, any job growth to be found is either part time or gov’t rehire from the shutdown, more people than ever before on SNAP/Assistance, the value of the dollar rapidly approaching toilet paper, the stock market laughably inflated to the point of popping…

The kneepad media is wishcasting for their moron boyfriend. King Idiot has ruined our economy, along with our standing in the world, and is now ruining our healthcare system. Reverse midas is what this mincing fool is.

GrassMudHorsey on December 12, 2013 at 9:33 AM