Quinnipiac poll puts Obama approval at 42/50, ObamaCare at 41/55

posted at 10:01 am on April 2, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

The White House may be celebrating its ObamaCare sign-up figures, but they appear to have misjudged the mood of the electorate. Few are celebrating the law or its impact, according to the latest poll from Quinnipiac, and that’s not the only issue on which they are dissatisfied, either. While Barack Obama declared the debate “over” on ObamaCare, 55% of people declared it very much open (via Jeff Dunetz):

American voters oppose the Affordable Care Act 55 – 41 percent and 40 percent are less likely to vote for a candidate who supports Obamacare, while 27 percent are more likely and 31 percent say this will not affect their vote.

There is little from this poll in which Obama and the White House can take comfort. On almost every question, Obama finds himself under water, including what had been formerly Democratic policy areas of strength. On the economy, Obama gets a 40/55 approval rating, which is a big problem for Democrats who now want to pivot in that direction and away from ObamaCare. In scoring the state of the economy, only 26% of respondents rate it as “good,” with a null reading for “excellent” (1% of Democrats think it is). Overall, 74% think it’s “not so good” or “poor,” and among independents it’s 79%.

On health care, Obama gets a 39/58 – a nearly 20-point gap that is nonetheless a slight improvement from December’s 34/62. His leadership and honesty ratings are virtual ties, despite long being strengths in most polling series and especially in the Q-polls.

But his foreign policy numbers may be most disconcerting for the White House:

American voters give President Barack Obama a negative 39 – 55 percent grade for his handling of foreign policy, one of his lowest foreign policy grades ever, as his overall job approval inches up to a negative 42 – 50 percent in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

Interestingly, his numbers on Ukraine and Russia aren’t quite as bad — only 41/47, but it drops to 36/50 among independents … and 38/47 in adults under 30 years of age.

This leaves Democrats nearly no place to turn in attempting to get the conversation off of ObamaCare. That’s why we will see a lot more “celebrations” as we did yesterday on April Fool’s Day, as they hope to fool enough people to minimize their losses in the midterms.


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The LSM will never “allow” him to get below 40%.

If he lies to a grand jury and sexually assaults an intern in the Oral Office, maybe his numbers will start to rise a la Bubba …

ShainS on April 2, 2014 at 10:04 AM

BTW — I’m officially in mourning over the (figurative) loss of Bishop as I just heard the news last evening …

ShainS on April 2, 2014 at 10:06 AM

BTW — I’m officially in mourning over the (figurative) loss of Bishop as I just heard the news last evening …

ShainS on April 2, 2014 at 10:06 AM

What happened to Bishop?

VegasRick on April 2, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Barak Hussein Obama is unfit for the Presidency. We saw him last week look very small on the world stage as he strutted around Europe, visited with Pope Francis, and went to Saudi Arabia after kicking a Jewish reporter off the plane at the behest of the Saudis.

Yesterday we saw Obama the bully as he stood in the Rose Garden and lied his ass off about the state of Obamacare and pretty much trash-talked critics. The man is truly demented.

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 10:09 AM

CHANGE !!!!!!!

Eph on April 2, 2014 at 10:12 AM

OT: Breaking. #SCOTUS 5-4 in McCutcheon: Aggregate limits on political contributions are invalid. Roberts writes opinion. Liberals dissent.

sentinelrules on April 2, 2014 at 10:12 AM

I’ll remember in November.

Obamacare is screwing us so, now I say “Screw You!”.

Sabercat2 on April 2, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Obozo tried to shove this bogus poll diwn our throats yesterday. He and the Dems tried to say its settled law and cant be repealed. BS on the poll and BS on this law. It will be repealed. Its toast.

neyney on April 2, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Team Obama saying “We Won” on April 1 apparently fit the day in question, and has no meaning now that April 2 has rolled around (especially to Democrats who have to stand for election on Nov. 4)

jon1979 on April 2, 2014 at 10:13 AM

No one will be madder than Obama when he reads this.

ConstantineXI on April 2, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Every time The One’s lips move, you know he lies. Every time Carney’s lips move, more O lies. Every time any turd in this Administration moves his/her lips – lies. As I’m sitting at the keyboard, I’m listening to more lies spewed by this Admin’s flunkies in front of a House committee. The only ‘good’ thing going for this completely corrupt Administration is that it’s predictably consistent, across the board.

vnvet on April 2, 2014 at 10:18 AM

This leaves Democrats nearly no place to turn in attempting to get the conversation off of ObamaCare. That’s why we will see a lot more “celebrations” as we did yesterday on April Fool’s Day, as they hope to fool enough people to minimize their losses in the midterms.

…well…the media will try to do their job for the Dims!…they will not refer to any negative poll…while they are smoking JugEar’s pole!

KOOLAID2 on April 2, 2014 at 10:22 AM

What happened to Bishop?

VegasRick on April 2, 2014 at 10:07 AM

He left his tackle box at the service door and rode off into the sunset.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 10:23 AM

This, is more like it. Probably still too high.

22044 on April 2, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Obamacare is screwing us so, now I say “Screw You!”.

Sabercat2 on April 2, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Harry Reid would call you a liar.

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 10:24 AM

lied his ass off about the state of Obamacare and pretty much trash-talked critics.

Yeah, he rolled out is imaginary numbers, then repeatedly spiked the football and did his end-zone dance.

He peeked at his cards, flipped the game table, and declared himself the winner- the greatest player of all time, champion of champions.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 10:28 AM

He left his tackle box at the service door and rode off into the sunset.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 10:23 AM

By choice?

VegasRick on April 2, 2014 at 10:28 AM

This, is more like it. Probably still too high.

22044 on April 2, 2014 at 10:23 AM

His basement is somewhere around 40% approval because of the rabid racists who support him because he his black. They will support him no matter what and the media will gloss over the truth to defend the first black president.

There are certain advantages to being an affirmative action hire. You don’t actually have to be competent, honest, or even a decent human being. There are plenty of people willing to cover for you and the lower standards that are still not met.

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 10:28 AM

That’s why we will see a lot more “celebrations” as we did yesterday on April Fool’s Day, as they hope to fool enough people to minimize their losses in the midterms.

Lipstick, meet pig.

gmerits on April 2, 2014 at 10:29 AM

He left his tackle box at the service door and rode off into the sunset.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 10:23 AM

By choice?

VegasRick on April 2, 2014 at 10:28 AM

It was on a QOTD thread a couple weeks back. He said he was fed up and leaving. Then made the comment about leaving his tackle box by the service door, free for the picking. Some have said he does this every once in a while.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Yeah, he rolled out is imaginary numbers, then repeatedly spiked the football and did his end-zone dance.

He peeked at his cards, flipped the game table, and declared himself the winner- the greatest player of all time, champion of champions.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 10:28 AM

And looked all the smaller and pathetic for doing it. My favorite line was the bit about not having spent millions on the hard sell- they just had “folks” look at Obamacare to see what it could do for them.

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM

I found it amusing that MSNBC has been pushing the ABC/WPo poll that was favorable to Ocare over their own polling.

Tater Salad on April 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Barak Hussein Obama is unfit for the Presidency. We saw him last week look very small on the world stage as he strutted around Europe, visited with Pope Francis, and went to Saudi Arabia after kicking a Jewish reporter off the plane at the behest of the Saudis.

Yesterday we saw Obama the bully as he stood in the Rose Garden and lied his ass off about the state of Obamacare and pretty much trash-talked critics. The man is truly demented.

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Micheal Goodwin from the New York Post summarized it: Obama is a Caeser at home and a Chamberlain abroad…

mnjg on April 2, 2014 at 10:31 AM

I found it amusing that MSNBC has been pushing the ABC/WPo poll that was favorable to Ocare over their own polling.

Tater Salad on April 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM

The question is why are you watching MSNBC and helping them with the ratings? You people rage against the liberal media but yet you give them the most important thing that they want which is ratings…

mnjg on April 2, 2014 at 10:32 AM

It was on a QOTD thread a couple weeks back. He said he was fed up and leaving. Then made the comment about leaving his tackle box by the service door, free for the picking. Some have said he does this every once in a while.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Thanks for the info.

VegasRick on April 2, 2014 at 10:33 AM

they just had “folks” look at Obamacare

I swear to bejeesus I am getting sick of hearing the word “folks” come out of his elitist mouth.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Michael Morell just threw the agents/analysts at the CIA under the bus, or lied his head off. It’s one, or the other.

If what he said is true, then it’s NO longer the CIA, but the CYA. He said that they ALL concluded that Benghazi was “protests, protests, protests”, which he said “was a mistake”.

If that’s the case, you’re on your own.

If not, he lied through all his teeth. It can’t be both.

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Obozo tried to shove this bogus poll diwn our throats yesterday. He and the Dems tried to say its settled law and cant be repealed. BS on the poll and BS on this law. It will be repealed. Its toast.

neyney on April 2, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Obamacare is practically dead except for the Medicaid expansion… When Obama himself keep illegally postponing the law because it is so destructive politically for him and his party then he is the one who killed it…

mnjg on April 2, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Michael Morell just threw the agents/analysts at the CIA under the bus

I have heard that Morell is first in line to be HRC’s Sec State.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Micheal Goodwin from the New York Post summarized it: Obama is a Caeser at home and a Chamberlain abroad…

mnjg on April 2, 2014 at 10:31 AM

And he pretty much sucks at the transition as well.

VegasRick on April 2, 2014 at 10:37 AM

John Kerry is throwing the Iran hostages and their families under the bus, granting the Iranian jerk the UN-US visa.

The appointment is a Huuuuuuuge Finger at obama and the USA.

Wake up already.

Iran insults the USA under obama.

The rest of the world snickers.

Leftists, you are all chickenshit, who like to dwell in your medium.

NO, not all cultures are just that.

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2014 at 10:37 AM

I have heard that Morell is first in line to be HRC’s Sec State.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Yes, he lives in Hillary’s azz, but pretends to be “objective”.

Take this to the bank, the guy is ‘painted’ with myriad of lacquers.

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2014 at 10:35 AM

I am also watching and making myself ill listening. I should be spitting bullets by the time I have to leave for my dentist appointment.

The nerve/arrogance of this administration knows no limit.

CoffeeLover on April 2, 2014 at 10:39 AM

This leaves Democrats nearly no place to turn in attempting to get the conversation off of ObamaCare.

That’s what you think. Wait for the newest “pivot” to the latest Koch atrocity…who knows…too much dye in Florida oranges as a plot to defraud…No…poison, that’s it, poison Chicago school kids. Or how about the Kochs and America’s rusting bridges. They will say the Koch brothers sold (or would have sold, if they had been alive then, because we know how they are) substandard materials to force the government to buy more materials from them to replace deteriorating infrastructure. Profiteeeeers!!!

The endless list of possible diversions is limted only by Sen. Harry Reid’s fevered imagination.

Blaise on April 2, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Obama is a Caeser at home

Is he even that? His only victories are totally unverifiable. He tells bigger fish stories than, well, a fisherman.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 10:40 AM

John Kerry is throwing the Iran hostages and their families under the bus, granting the Iranian jerk the UN-US visa.

The appointment is a Huuuuuuuge Finger at obama and the USA.

Wake up already.

Iran insults the USA under obama.

The rest of the world snickers.

Leftists, you are all chickenshit, who like to dwell in your medium.

NO, not all cultures are just that.

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2014 at 10:37 AM

I don’t recognize “America” anymore. It truly is sad.

VegasRick on April 2, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Michael Morell just threw the agents/analysts at the CIA under the bus, or lied his head off. It’s one, or the other.

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Morell works in an organization comprised of former Killary officials. So, you really think that he’s going to tell the truth??? That Killary stood in the Rose Garden on 9/12/12 and lied her ass off with a tale about spontaneous protests, Lybian defenders of Christopher Stevens, and all the rest of now familiar lies. Morell isn’t going to do that so long as Killary’s political star is on the rise in Dem circles.

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Is he even that? His only victories are totally unverifiable. He tells bigger fish stories than, well, a fisherman.

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 10:40 AM

I agree… I think the author who said this about him meant it as a tyrant Caeser rather than a victorious Caeser…

mnjg on April 2, 2014 at 10:45 AM

I don’t know how 42% of those polled still think Obama is doing a good job. What is their metric?

LancerDL on April 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM

What is their metric?

He has run the most corrupt administration in history, and nobody has wound up in jail yet. Hell, the worst offenders haven’t even resigned. If you are a progressive, Obama is rock-star status for that alone!

tdarrington on April 2, 2014 at 10:51 AM

LancerDL on April 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM

…drugs?

KOOLAID2 on April 2, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Happy Nomad on April 2, 2014 at 10:44 AM

He lied with incredibly piety. I hope he goes to Hell.

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Expecting Harry Reid to blame poor poll numbers on the Koch Bros in 3…2…1…

Pelosi Schmelosi on April 2, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Resist We Much on April 2, 2014 at 10:57 AM

So good to see you RWM.

CoffeeLover on April 2, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Confidence at Nurse Ratched, and ‘objectivity’ at the AP.

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2014 at 11:10 AM

If not, he lied through all his teeth. It can’t be both.

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2014 at 10:35 AM

I don’t have a clue what this hearing is about. Morell is lieing. He is not believable to me. This is all cover for Rice, Hillary, and 0bama.

This hearing is a waste of oxygen….unless this testimony is used to establish another piece in the conspiracy to downplay the seriousness of the attack prior to the 2012 election.

Do you trust your government?

freedomfirst on April 2, 2014 at 11:14 AM

There is little from this poll in which Obama and the White House can take comfort.

Perhaps, but I suggest that they are privately overjoyed at how high these poll numbers are. They should be as stunned as I am at the idiocy of 42% (+/-) of those polled.

freedomfirst on April 2, 2014 at 11:18 AM

You’re doing a heII of a job………

Bmore on April 2, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Do you trust your government?

freedomfirst on April 2, 2014 at 11:14 AM

No

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Obozo tried to shove this bogus poll diwn our throats yesterday. He and the Dems tried to say its settled law and cant be repealed. BS on the poll and BS on this law. It will be repealed. Its toast.

neyney on April 2, 2014 at 10:13 AM

This is why we need the Senate — we can dismantle this law, piece by piece.

Priority #1 in 2015: tie an expiration of the risk corridor funding to a debt ceiling increase. Obama has no choice but to sign it, even if there is blood on the floor.

No more bailout for the insurers, they’ll flee the exchanges. At that moment Obamacare is toast.

matthew8787 on April 2, 2014 at 11:39 AM

If not, he lied through all his teeth. It can’t be both.

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Of course he lied. Repeatedly. It’s called perjury.

matthew8787 on April 2, 2014 at 11:41 AM

If Quinnipiac has these numbers, then BHO is really in trouble, because these guys are Kool Aid drinkers!

tomshup on April 2, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Many of the voters who voted for “the cool black guy” to be President – likely stay home instead of voting for “old white guy” Democraps to be mere Senators.

Stay engaged, patriots.

22044 on April 2, 2014 at 11:45 AM

This is why we need the Senate — we can dismantle this law, piece by piece.

Priority #1 in 2015: tie an expiration of the risk corridor funding to a debt ceiling increase. Obama has no choice but to sign it, even if there is blood on the floor.

No more bailout for the insurers, they’ll flee the exchanges. At that moment Obamacare is toast.

matthew8787 on April 2, 2014 at 11:39 AM

I’m not an insurance expert, but my first couple thoughts are to make 0′care optional for everyone. Then, eliminate subsidies.

We could have bought catastrophic insurance (no bells and whistles) for those in verifiable economic hardship without destroying the existing system and at much lower cost.

Oh, and I agree with no bailouts for insurers. Why should the govt insure the insurers who are incentivized to take ridiculous risks (pre-existing conditions plus all the gold-plating)?

freedomfirst on April 2, 2014 at 11:53 AM

BTW — I’m officially in mourning over the (figurative) loss of Bishop as I just heard the news last evening…

ShainS on April 2, 2014 at 10:06 AM

..not buying a scintilla of this rumor:

(1) Yesterday was April 1st and
(b) I fell for the Hillary Clinton Vapor Lock comment/link hook, line, and sinker.

The War Planner on April 2, 2014 at 12:41 PM

#Ooops!

Another Drew on April 2, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Unfortunately, the only time the leftist Dems use the polls is when it suits them. These polls don’t suit them, Dem conclusion: nothing here, move on.

MN J on April 2, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Good ol’ Ronald Reagan

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2014 at 1:38 PM

BTW — I’m officially in mourning over the (figurative) loss of Bishop as I just heard the news last evening…

ShainS on April 2, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Follow Frank Lib, not frank.

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Quinnipiac poll puts Obama approval at 42/50, ObamaCare at 41/55

So the AP poll has been shown as the propaganda that we knew it to be.

RJL on April 2, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Prohibition which was an amendment to the constitution, was enacted in 1920 and was repealed in 1933, so if ocare was enacted in 2009 and is called the law of the land that is here to stay, I call that BS. Laws can be repealed and those 7M or whatever figure that the prezzy spouts can go find another way to buy insurance when it is repealed.

Kissmygrits on April 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM