Obama approval drops third straight quarter to 44.5%
By Dave Andrusko
The aftermath of the botched roll-out of ObamaCare’s health care insurance exchanges is helping to accelerate President Obama’s rapid decline in the public’s mind.
Under the headline, “Obama’s Job Approval Declines to 44.5% in 19th Quarter,” The Gallup poll reported this morning
“President Barack Obama averaged a 44.5% job approval rating during his 19th quarter in office, a decline of more than three percentage points from his 18th quarter. That is one of the largest quarter-to-quarter declines of his presidency, behind a nine-point drop in his third quarter and a six-point drop in his 11th quarter. … The legislative battles over the federal budget and the Affordable Care Act, as well as the federal debt limit, took a toll on the president’s popularity, with his Gallup daily approval rating falling to 41% at points during the shutdown.”
And the horror stories keep rolling in unabated. Here are some representative headlines and initial paragraphs which address the staggering incompetency on display and charges that the Administration has been (to put it charitably) not forthcoming. Moreover a common denominator is that repairs may be—at an optimistic minimum—months away.
”Thousands Of Consumers Get Insurance Cancellation Notices Due To Health Law Changes”
“Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies.”
“AP: WH Withholding Enrollment Numbers From Public”