CNN poll: ObamaCare support cratering at 35/62

posted at 8:01 am on December 23, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

People still have two more days to get their Christmas shopping completed, but the deadline for enrolling in ObamaCare is today — and people are even less inclined to view it as a gift than ever. A new CNN poll shows ObamaCare approval at an all-time low, and disapproval at an all-time high, with a 35/62 rating, thanks to an exodus of women from the ranks of supporters:

Only 35% of those questioned in the poll say they support the health care law, a 5-point drop in less than a month. Sixty-two percent say they oppose the law, up four points from November.

Nearly all of the newfound opposition is coming from women.

“Opposition to Obamacare rose six points among women, from 54% in November to 60% now, while opinion of the new law remained virtually unchanged among men,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. “That’s bad news for an administration that is reaching out to moms across the country in an effort to make Obamacare a success.”

Last week, Barack and Michelle Obama urged moms to start chatting up strangers in grocery stores to discuss ObamaCare.  Maybe they’d like to rethink that idea. If moms start talking about ObamaCare in grocery stores these days, they’d be more likely to discuss why they can’t buy enough groceries because of the expense.

The 35% support level is the lowest since CNN started polling on the question after the bill’s passage.  (The historical data shows a 29% approval rating in June 2011, but that appears to be a typo, as it also shows 39% approval in the same poll when broken down into too liberal/not liberal enough opposition responses.) This is the first time that opposition in the CNN poll has hit 60%, too.  The 27-point split in the gap is the highest in the poll, and a nine-point jump in a month.

By the way, the opposition to ObamaCare is nearly identical for all income types. The approval rating for those making less than $50K is 35/60; above $50K, it’s 36/63. Among those 18-34 years of age, the approval rating is 38/59. That’s bad news for Democrats.

CNN offers this thought on the idea that 15% of people think it’s not liberal enough:

According to the survey, 43% say they oppose the health care law because it is too liberal, with 15% saying they give the measure a thumbs down because it is not liberal enough. That means half the public either favors Obamacare, or opposes it because it’s not liberal enough, down four points from last month.

Talk about a stretch! And even that doesn’t hold up, as the artificial support/too conservative is declining, too.  Here’s a better measure of what people think about the Affordable Care Act: 63% of respondents think that it’s going to make their health care cost more, compared to only 28% who think it will stay the same — and only 7% who think it’s going to make it more affordable. The last time CNN polled on that question was September 2009, when a majority thought it would make no difference or help it cost less (51%) as compared to 47% who thought it would make it more expensive. As the price tag becomes clear, so does the opposition based on its reality.


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Libtard big government fantasy meets reality. Hilarity ensues.

HotAirian on December 23, 2013 at 8:04 AM

I think his support amongst women started dropping after he told a large group of women supporters that – “Looks like you’ll have to settle for Doctors who don’t know the difference between a vagina and an anus…sorry.” (He left for vacation right after that – grin)

Karmi on December 23, 2013 at 8:09 AM

If you like your health plan you can keep your health plan. Period.

petefrt on December 23, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Last week, Barack and Michelle Obama urged moms to start chatting up strangers in grocery stores to discuss ObamaCare.

And DC’s exchange hit a gay club to talk up Obamacare among the gays. Who, it turned out, were more interested in the free condoms.

And Ethan Krupp (aka pajama boy) was as much of a marketing dud in chatting up young people as bro-surance. Hint, young people are turned off when you treat them like idiots.

It’s clear where all this is heading. The State of the Union is going to be the most awesome infomercial ever! Instead of being told to clap like trained seals, Congressional Dems are going to be look at each other and nod approvingly. Instead of being interrupted by the truth (you lie) some Dem is going to jump up in the middle of the speech and ask a planted question like “But Mr. President, just what new benefits do we get from the ACA?” There might even be a 1-800 number flashing over Joe Biden’s face.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Nearly all of the newfound opposition is coming from women.

Rightly or wrongly, women (married or single head of households) run the day-to-day checkbook for healthcare, whether their own, their kids, or their parents. The higher the cost, the bigger the hassle, and the lousier the care, the more these women are seeing the light.

Thanks, progtards.

BuckeyeSam on December 23, 2013 at 8:14 AM

What? 7 of out 10 fake Doctors can’t be wrong.

Oil Can on December 23, 2013 at 8:14 AM

Wait until the sticker shock kicks in.

myiq2xu on December 23, 2013 at 8:15 AM

According to the survey, 43% say they oppose the health care law because it is too liberal, with 15% saying they give the measure a thumbs down because it is not liberal enough. That means half the public either favors Obamacare, or opposes it because it’s not liberal enough, down four points from last month.

Set the centrifuges on maximum spin!

Johnnyreb on December 23, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Libtard big government fantasy meets reality. Hilarity ensues.

HotAirian on December 23, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Hey, give it a break. She hasn’t even said if she’s running in 2016! ;0

Seriously, these people keep up the normal Dem tactic of culling out a certain group and “chatting them up” about what Obamacare does for them. But universally not one group expected to fund Obamacare actually benefits from Obamacare. Young people can’t afford it. People resent the hell out of having to pay so much more for included services they will never use. There hasn’t been one thing said by this administration that has proven to be the truth.

If you were Obama, just what group would you be able to rev up enough to change their views of Obamacare.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Last week, Barack and Michelle Obama urged moms to start chatting up strangers in grocery stores to discuss ObamaCare.

I think they’d have better success trying to urge the young sk*nks to pass on the latest outfits, bags, and shoes to buy Sk*nkcare for free contraception–that, or run up more credit card debt to do so.

BuckeyeSam on December 23, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Not all women stay stuck on stupid.

cozmo on December 23, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Epic fail

cmsinaz on December 23, 2013 at 8:23 AM

JugEars tells blonde jokes?

KOOLAID2 on December 23, 2013 at 8:26 AM

KOOLAID2 on December 23, 2013 at 8:26 AM

He never learned not to punch up.

cozmo on December 23, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Plenty more room to go down. As I often tell my friends, wait’ll the waiver on the employer madate runs out….

apostic on December 23, 2013 at 8:27 AM

mommas and daddies aren’t gonna start chatting up o-care to their adult kids because just about the time they do, dem mommas and daddies end up paying for it.

gracie on December 23, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Karmi on December 23, 2013 at 8:09 AM

You friggin homophobe they’re the same.
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CWchangedhisNicagain on December 23, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Just for fun, let’s remember some of what the rat-eared wonder said on the First of October. The product they are “chatting up” on December 23rd is not the product they were selling on October 1st. We generally call this fraud but when the government does it we call it changing the user experience.

starting today, you and your friends and your family and your co-workers can get covered too. Just visit healthcare.gov, and there, you can compare insurance plans side-by-side the same way you’d shop for a plane ticket on Kayak or a TV on Amazon. You enter some basic information, you’ll be presented with a list of quality, affordable plans that are available in your area with clear descriptions of what each plan covers and what it will cost.

You’ll find more choices, more competition and in many cases, lower prices. Most uninsured Americans will find that they can get covered for $100 or less. And you don’t have to take my word for it, go on the website, healthcare.gov, check it out for yourself and then show it to your family and your friends and help them get covered just like mayors and churches and community groups and companies are already fanning out to do across the country.

And there’s a hotline where you can apply over the phone and get help with the application. Or just get questions that you have answered by real people in 150 different languages. So let me give you that number. The number is 1-800-318-2596 — 1-800-318-2596. Check out healthcare.gov, call that number, show your family and friends how to use it and we can get America covered once and for all so that the struggles that these folks have gone through and millions around the country have gone through for years finally get addressed.

……………..

Now, like every new law, every new product roll-out, there are going to be some glitches in the sign-up process along the way that we will fix. I’ve been saying this from the start. For example, we found out that there have been times this morning where the site’s been running more slowly than it normally will. The reason is because more than one million people visited healthcare.gov before 7:00 in the morning. To put that in context, there were five times more users in the marketplace this morning than have ever been on medicare.gov at one time. That gives you a sense of how important this is to millions of Americans around the country, and that’s a good thing.

And we’re going to be speeding things up in the next few hours to handle all of this demand that exceeds anything that we had expected. Consider that just a couple of weeks ago, Apple rolled out a new mobile operating system, and within days, they found a glitch, so they fixed it. I don’t remember anybody suggesting Apple should stop selling iPhones or iPads or threatening to shut down the company if they didn’t. That’s not how we do things in America. We don’t actively root for failure. We get to work, we make things happen, we make them better, we keep going.

And remember, the enrollment deadline for January 1st coverage is today. That is unless Obama decides something different between now and then.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Last week, Barack and Michelle Obama urged moms to start chatting up strangers in grocery stores to discuss ObamaCare.

Moochelle did threaten promise that Dear Liar will never leave us alone.

rbj on December 23, 2013 at 8:32 AM

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 23, 2013 at 8:30 AM

That explains your dating history.

cozmo on December 23, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Between Phil Robertson not backing down and this – I already have my Christmas gifts.

gophergirl on December 23, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Well if you don’t like ObamaCare today, just wait until tomorrow. King Barack the Magnificent will change ‘the law of the land’ to suit his current whim.

Nothing like ‘hard and fast rules’ in order to make financial judgement calls.

MORE LIPSTICK FOR THIS PIG!

GarandFan on December 23, 2013 at 8:36 AM

gophergirl on December 23, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Well then, I’ll just keep the one I had picked out for you.

cozmo on December 23, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Only 35% of those questioned in the poll say they support the health care law, a 5-point drop in less than a month. Sixty-two percent say they oppose the law, up four points from November.

According to the survey, 43% say they oppose the health care law because it is too liberal, with 15% saying they give the measure a thumbs down because it is not liberal enough. That means half the public either favors Obamacare, or opposes it because it’s not liberal enough, down four points from last month.

No. What this means is that roughly half the public, i.e., the same proportion which elected and then re-elected The One, still support him.

This country is now roughly as divided as it was in 1860. The difference is, the equivalent of the Confederates control the equivalent of the Union (large cities, Senate, post-industrial “knowledge worker” areas, the military, etc.).

By comparison, the equivalent of the Union controls the agricultural, energy, and production “breadbasket”.

There will come a point at which the “enlightened” will get angry enough at the “hicks” to use the institutions they control to force the country to become what they want it to be. Because in their self-righteousness, they will feel justified in doing so, the law and the Constitution be damned.

Just thought you should know.

clear ether

eon

eon on December 23, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Nearly all of the newfound opposition is coming from women.

Imagine that. The war on women has caused an insurgency. Or it could just be like the Grey Ghost of the Confederacy.

platypus on December 23, 2013 at 8:52 AM

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 23, 2013 at 8:30 AM

That explains your dating history.

cozmo on December 23, 2013 at 8:33 AM

I kept getting slapped and I never understood why.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 23, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Something tells me the delays in 2014 will be delayed again and again

cmsinaz on December 23, 2013 at 8:53 AM

But a poll a long time ago (that I cherry picked) said that people like it OR want it more liberal.
-Libfreakily

Another whackjob not living in reality.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 23, 2013 at 8:54 AM

as far as those people saying it wasn’t liberal enough – CNN is full of stooges. If CNN polled me, I think it would be hilarious to tell them I hate it because it isn’t liberal enough. Not because I believe that, but just to show that CNN is just like Ron Burgundy – they’ll read anything that someone puts on their teleprompter, no matter how idiotic.

Tom Servo on December 23, 2013 at 8:56 AM

You know what the GOP needs to do now?

They need to push for amnesty for illegal immigrants and get on TV to say the Duck Dynasty cast are awful people.

BuckeyeSam on December 23, 2013 at 9:02 AM

I think a big storm brewing for the states is the flood of new Medicaid recipients the monstrosity has created. When that demand starts hitting state coffers, look out. There will also be somewhat of an aftershock on that front too as more and more doctors refuse to take Medicaid patients because of the paperwork and decreased payments.

The expense is not just in the direct medical costs, but in the processing of the payments (a system already rife with fraud). The government is notoriously inefficient and this will just add to its inefficiencies.

mankai on December 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM

mankai on December 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM

I want that part to to be advertised, preached and social networked until everybody knows about it.

Not all states accepted it. The leech class will migrate to those states.

cozmo on December 23, 2013 at 9:05 AM

If you were Obama, just what group would you be able to rev up enough to change their views of Obamacare.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 8:18 AM

He could play the race card. It’s always worked for him in the past.

Kafir on December 23, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Congressional Dems are going to be look at each other and nod approvingly. Instead of being interrupted by the truth (you lie) some Dem is going to jump up in the middle of the speech and ask a planted question like “But Mr. President, just what new benefits do we get from the ACA?” There might even be a 1-800 number flashing over Joe Biden’s face.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 8:12 AM

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That would be funny except that I can actually see it happening. BØ’s explanation: “Hey, why just talk at people when I can get them a little involved and, ‘ukno’, make it come alive for them. These Congressmen and Senators aren’t just there for show ‘ukno’, so me and Joe wanted to put them to work a little…. Thanks, e’rybody!”

ExpressoBold on December 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM

A couple interesting data points. 52% of non-whites favor Obamacare. And 15% of conservatives favor Obamacare. I don’t think they realize that this contradicts the definition of conservatism.

MrX on December 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Nearly all of the newfound opposition is coming from women

Unfortunately, this probably does not compute into a move to the right. They just want sugar daddy to get his act together and get their new apartment and car worked out. They’re probably itching for Hillary to run because surely she’ll make it right on their behalf.

Again, socialism is awesome, we just need the right people running it, etc.

mankai on December 23, 2013 at 9:08 AM

I would think that of the 28% who think their insurance will stay the same, it is because of the delayed business mandate. They will get their little Christmas surprise next year.

Cindy Munford on December 23, 2013 at 9:11 AM

So, the War on Women was just another liberal projection? Whoda thunkit.

Fallon on December 23, 2013 at 9:12 AM

This has to be part of that vast right wing conspiracy thing. We were told that once Obamacare got rolling that we’d love it cause it’s just awesome…or something. Debbie Wassername even promised that Democrats would embrace it for their upcoming campaigns. The Republican controlled media is just ruining things for everybody, spreading all these lies.

Oldnuke on December 23, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Pacemaker or pain medication?

Still not sure what pain meds have to do with pacemakers, but just take them, you’ll feel better for a while.

forest on December 23, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Assuming this is a typical CNN poll wildly oversampling Democrats, this doesn’t look good for the Democrats. Somehow I doubt they will be running on Obamacare in 2014.

mitchellvii on December 23, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Not all women stay stuck on stupid.

cozmo on December 23, 2013 at 8:21 AM

I’m wondering how so many got stuck there in the first place? Mine didn’t.

HiJack on December 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM

There is one common theme in all of these MSM polls. They ALL assume a sample of only 24% Republicans. Something which is clearly and demonstrably false, and yet, every poll uses the same number.

As bad as this poll is, the reality is far far worse.

mitchellvii on December 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Last week, Barack and Michelle Obama urged moms to start chatting up strangers in grocery stores to discuss ObamaCare.

I’ll be grocery shopping today. Oh, please, please, please…I’d looove for someone to start chatting with me about O’care.
It would be the most fun I’ve ever had at the grocery store in my entire life.

lynncgb on December 23, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Democrats will run against Obamacare and blame it on Republicans. It’s already being done. A program with the name of the King of Democrats on it and they will blame it on Republicans.

MrX on December 23, 2013 at 9:39 AM

He could play the race card. It’s always worked for him in the past.

Kafir on December 23, 2013 at 9:06 AM

The race card doesn’t work as well on the ones actually expected to pay for Obamacare. Obamaphone lady, I am sure, is in full support of it but she’s one of the parasite class whose opinions really don’t matter in this case because they are not the ones balking at the substandard insurance plans and high premium costs.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 9:39 AM

I’ll be grocery shopping today. Oh, please, please, please…I’d looove for someone to start chatting with me about O’care.
It would be the most fun I’ve ever had at the grocery store in my entire life.

lynncgb on December 23, 2013 at 9:37 AM

True Story. I was hoping I’d be “talked up” last Friday. There was a car in the parking lot outside the grocery with the vanity plate Obama 1.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Another problem? Don’t worry. Obama has a lie for that.

albill on December 23, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Quick! Boehner and McConnell to the rescue!

Let’s not get all ‘politicky‘ and calculating about this: let’s help Dear Leader and Congressional Democrats out of a hole! I mean, sure—they dug it, but: they’d certainly help Spray Tan and Squishy out of a similar mess if the shoe was on the other foot, amirite?

Right?

orangemtl on December 23, 2013 at 9:42 AM

True Story. I was hoping I’d be “talked up” last Friday. There was a car in the parking lot outside the grocery with the vanity plate Obama 1.

Pity all the key scratches along the side—which were totally accidental.

orangemtl on December 23, 2013 at 9:44 AM

WHERE IS NANCY PELOSI ??

Ms Pelosi sold ObamaCare to all the leftoids in congress and beyond…it was going to be universally loved Nancy told us all….

SO Why isn’t Pelosi out there in her red flannel pajamas, hand wrapped around a cup of hot chocolate, having a discussion with the American people??

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !!!

BigSven on December 23, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Last week, Barack and Michelle Obama urged moms to start chatting up strangers in grocery stores to discuss ObamaCare.

Come at me talking about Obamacare and I’ll slam you upside your head with a sack of potatoes.

Key West Reader on December 23, 2013 at 9:44 AM

If I still had my job (worked for a hospital which joined a larger group and had my non-management “management” position eliminated) I can tell you that our insurance was NOT staying the same this year. The employee share of the premiums went up 50% from last year, deductibles did stay almost the same, but caps DOUBLED from $2500/3750/5000 system/network/out-of-network to 5000/7500/10000. So if an employee ended up getting care for themselves or a family member from a non-network organization they could be out of pocket over $14K for the year. Even the in-system $9K is a bit high for anyone with a family gross income of less than $100K in New England.

And, surprise, surprise, a lot of stuff isn’t quite as advertized. I checked on the pediatric eye exam benefit. One exam every two years between the ages of three and six. So if you have a kid like me who was at a significant risk of a detached retina, you’re on your own until/unless the retina actually detaches.

Start calling this POS what it really is:

the UNAFFORDABLE INSURANCE ACT.

LibraryGryffon on December 23, 2013 at 9:45 AM

The only people that support kenyacare are those that are not enrolled in the exchanges.

of course, the really sick really like it too. They could have been adressed without blowing up the whole system.

acyl72 on December 23, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Let’s not get all ‘politicky‘ and calculating about this: let’s help Dear Leader and Congressional Democrats out of a hole!

orangemtl on December 23, 2013 at 9:42 AM

What the hell are you talking about? Obamacare is the law of the land. Sure the website has been glitchy but not one Dem got up during the repeal or delay discussions in October and said that there was anything wrong with Obamacare- just the website.

That isn’t a hole they’re digging, it’s a vault to hold all the political capital they’re planning on getting when Obamacare kicks in for real! Dems designed this thing so they would get all the credit and I think we should absolutely give it to them.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Start calling this POS what it really is:

the UNAFFORDABLE INSURANCE ACT.

LibraryGryffon on December 23, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Then we should call it by its full name.

The Patient Insecurity and Unaffordable Insurance Act.

And I use insecurity in two ways. Number one, more people have less or no health insurance now- thanks to Obamacare. Secondly, the website essentially is so hacker-friendly that the incidents of identity theft are going to make Target executives look like saints in comparison.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 9:55 AM

…with 15% saying they give the measure a thumbs down because it is not liberal enough.

Hmmm. Not liberal enough = not free.

Ed – I see what you did there with the subtitle. Clever. That’s why they pay you the big bucks.

Hill60 on December 23, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Key West Reader on December 23, 2013 at 9:44 AM

I hope there are pictures.

Cindy Munford on December 23, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Let’s face it, Obama’s whole presidency has been built on a facade of competence built up by Democrats, the press, and the other incompetents he’s brought into the White House. Those who were there at the beginning, know the truth about Obama but won’t tell anyone while he’s in office.

Let’s break down his poll ratings in 2 ways. First, the fact that he was willing to look the American people in the eye and lie about something as important as their health care, says something about him as a person. Secondly, the fact that no one in the White House was willing to stand up to him and tell him that, if he continued to lie they were going to go public and stop it because people’s health care is just too important an issue to be lied about, says something about the character of the people surrounding him.

It’s quite obvious that, since this all started, he continues to be less than truthful about what is happening, how it came about, and what the future will bring. Once you realize how easy it is for him to lie, you start to look back at other cases when he’s looked the public in the eye and blamed Republicans for this or that. Sure, he’s gotten away with it because the media enablers refused to call him on it, but the public just might catch on.

So, when you have a liar in the Oval Office and a political party that refuses to hold him to account, what do you do? You certainly don’t make it possible for him to use the tools of government to sway another election. I hope the Republicans hold him and his administration to account, in 2014, and actually expose what they’ve done.

bflat879 on December 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM

True Story. I was hoping I’d be “talked up” last Friday. There was a car in the parking lot outside the grocery with the vanity plate Obama 1.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 9:41 AM

I would have run back to my car, grabbed some paper and written on it
“AMERICA LOST” and taped it to the bottom of the plate.
Always travel with supplies.

lynncgb on December 23, 2013 at 10:07 AM

CNN poll: ObamaCare support cratering at 35/62

“Cratering” implies that it doesn’t have further to fall. The true ‘cratering’ will come at about 10% approval….enjoy the slide.

Deafdog on December 23, 2013 at 10:28 AM

“Cratering” implies that it doesn’t have further to fall. The true ‘cratering’ will come at about 10% approval….enjoy the slide.

Deafdog on December 23, 2013 at 10:28 AM

I had the same thought but gave it a pass. Over the weekend ABC was talking about Obamacare disapproval “bottoming out” which is really an inaccurate hope and not a fact.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 10:31 AM

I would have run back to my car, grabbed some paper and written on it
“AMERICA LOST” and taped it to the bottom of the plate.
Always travel with supplies.

lynncgb on December 23, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Very good, however, I’d only have thought of that hours later.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 10:32 AM

And 15% of conservatives favor Obamacare. I don’t think they realize that this contradicts the definition of conservatism.

MrX on December 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Probably just people guessing randomly as to which side is liberal and which side is conservative. Note that in the same poll, 13% of self-described “conservatives” oppose Obamacare because it is “not liberal enough.” I think this falls into the category of “people who have no idea what they are talking about.”

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2013/images/12/23/cnn.orc.poll.health.care.pdf (page 7)

J.S.K. on December 23, 2013 at 10:50 AM

True Story. I was hoping I’d be “talked up” last Friday. There was a car in the parking lot outside the grocery with the vanity plate Obama 1.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 9:41 AM

I would have run back to my car, grabbed some paper and written on it
“AMERICA LOST” and taped it to the bottom of the plate.
Always travel with supplies.

lynncgb on December 23, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Or change it to Obama 1-Z.

Flange on December 23, 2013 at 10:58 AM

So much for “pajama boy” as a seducer.

Don L on December 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Women falling away.

Gee, why’s that? You mean that paying thousands of dollars extra for otherwise cheap contraception isn’t such a good deal after all?

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 23, 2013 at 11:01 AM

The true ‘cratering’ will come at about 10% approval….”

Deafdog on December 23, 2013 at 10:28 AM

10% Goodness, are their still that many in the media?

Don L on December 23, 2013 at 11:02 AM

But, but, but…People were suppose to flock to sign up by the deadline and everything would be wonderful!

crazywater on December 23, 2013 at 11:15 AM

So Pajamaboy isn’t bringing in all the wymyns? Huh. Who could have seen that happening?

Rational Thought on December 23, 2013 at 11:27 AM

During Obama’s first year in office I would get approached in public about signing up for benefits that were available to me. Both times it happened I was standing in a line (hamburger joint & Jamaican restaurant). Both times it was black guy talking loudly and engaging strangers.

It dawned on me back then this was an overt attempt to get people hooked on government benefits. Now look at what they are doing to cut military benefits. Amazing to see them playing with the masses like this.

DanMan on December 23, 2013 at 11:37 AM

These polls are meaningless, despite HA and “Conservative” pundits glomming onto them.

The Democrats always march Forward, Soviet! This is in the face of any opposition. The Republicans in the House will give away the game at every turn. Whilst public opinion may be bad right now, where policy and politics are writ into law, we are losing.

Republicans in the House do not look at these polls the way HA is presenting it. They are afraid and often the more Neocon or Big Gov Social Conservatives are more than happy to keep growing the government and concentrating Federal power.

If this were some Republican legislation or Administration, these polling numbers would stop them in their tracks, cold. You will find that it will not stop the Democrat long march.

antisense on December 23, 2013 at 11:43 AM

So what? Obamacare isn’t going anywhere. The GOP will make sure of that. The Left has got time and the media on their side. They intend to grind us all down. Looking at the pathetic civic ignorance and indifference of the bulk of American society, I see no reason why they shouldn’t be optimistic.

rrpjr on December 23, 2013 at 11:44 AM

The Democrats always march Forward, Soviet! This is in the face of any opposition.
antisense on December 23, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Right you are. Unstoppable and impervious to public opinion. We would need 200 Brietbarts in the House and Senate to make a dent in them. We don’t have one.

rrpjr on December 23, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Wait until the people thinking they have “affordable care” because their premiums are subsidized get a bill to pay their deductible. Then we’ll see some cratering.

kcewa on December 23, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Then we’ll see some cratering.

kcewa on December 23, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Nah. There’s a bottom on these polls. You reach a point where people shrug and become dully accepting, like East Germans. That’s the point the Left is seeking.

rrpjr on December 23, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Wait until the people thinking they have “affordable care” because their premiums are subsidized get a bill to pay their deductible. Then we’ll see some cratering.

kcewa on December 23, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Polls may go lower yet, but it is irrelevant to the Dems. They rule against popular opinion. Moreover, popular opinion only exists when they deem it such – in their favor.

It is like fidelity, cheating, lying, etc. All resume enhancers to the Democrats and kryptonite to Republicans.

The lower the polls go the greater their opinion of themselves and the higher that lofty perch above the masses rises.

antisense on December 23, 2013 at 12:23 PM

So now that Obamacare is really in the toilet, I suppose the GOP will use the opportunity to pass amnesty, right?

Jack_Burton on December 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM

antisense on December 23, 2013 at 12:23 PM

You’re really talking about the most perverse paradox and single greatest social problem of our time — the Left and how to deal with it. To do so requires a kind of moral imagination and courage the Left has done its best to annihilate from the citizenry. So the problem has layers of challenge and depth.

rrpjr on December 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Here is another good poll from Quinnipiac

Iowa voters say 2-1 they want a senator who opposes Obamacare and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and by a plurality want someone opposed to strict gun control

63% of Republicans would be less likely to support a Senate candidate in favor of immigration reform while only 13% would be more likely.

Wigglesworth on December 23, 2013 at 12:57 PM

The woman in the background in the photo isn’t bad-looking but her hair is atrocious.

What is it about leftards that makes them so un-self-aware?

MisterElephant on December 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Affordable Care Act: Another lie, Another miss direction. With smoke and mirrors.

It is a tax credit used to offset the cost of premiums.

1. It is a tax credit applied to your end of year tax obligation .
2. You must have owed some taxes to have the credit applied.
3. If low income you will NOT have sufficient tax obligation to get the full tax credit.
4. You will receive only a smaller portion of the potential tax credit.
5. You still have to pay the FULL amount for the premiums up front.
6. You only get the credit if any after you file your taxes.

Wait until January when people find out this one.

jpcpt03 on December 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM

…with 15% saying they give the measure a thumbs down because it is not liberal enough.

These are the ones still mourning for their ‘single payer’ dead dream…

jimver on December 23, 2013 at 2:36 PM

63% of Republicans would be less likely to support a Senate candidate in favor of immigration reform while only 13% would be more likely.

Wigglesworth on December 23, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Yet the “brave little engine that could” GOP plows ahead with its amnesty plans!

rrpjr on December 23, 2013 at 2:53 PM

The woman in the background in the photo isn’t bad-looking but her hair is atrocious.

What is it about leftards that makes them so un-self-aware?

MisterElephant on December 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM

That’s the pregnant woman (Karmel Allison) who began to “faint”, almost as if on cue, during the president’s speech. The president didn’t stop the speech, to get her a chair – or to help her. Instead he pulled her closer and joked about talking too long. What a d!ck.

Hill60 on December 23, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Women falling away.

It took me all day to realize the subtle humor in Ed’s caption for this story… take a look at the picture used for this post, and realize that the woman in red is a LITERAL example of “Women falling away”… she is the woman who “fainted” after her friend next to her gave her the signal to do so.

ITguy on December 23, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Come at me talking about Obamacare and I’ll slam you upside your head with a sack of potatoes.

Key West Reader on December 23, 2013 at 9:44 AM

LOL. I think it would be fun to see how long I could actually act like I was selling Obamacare before falling on the floor laughing.

txhsmom on December 23, 2013 at 7:43 PM

I seem to recall Hillarycare meeting essentially the same fate. It reached a point where everybody figured it out for the scam that it was and then, KABLOOIE! All over.

Mr. Grump on December 23, 2013 at 9:06 PM