Is This the New Normal?

The past few weeks have been tough for the President’s poll numbers. We continue to see new lows for Obama mainly driven by his health care law. Americans all across the country continue to disapprove of Obamacare which begs the question: Is this the new normal for the President?    

“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.” – WSJ/NBC Poll 12/11/13

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.” Quinnipiac University Poll 12/10/13

The percentage viewing Obama as “not trustworthy” has risen 15 points since January – from 30% to 45%. There has been a comparable increase in the share saying he is “not able to get things done” (from 37% to 51%).” Pew Research Poll 12/10/13

“Just 33% of all voters still believe the government should require every health insurance plan to cover the exact same set of procedures, down from 36% in early November and the lowest level of support measured.  Forty-three percent (43%) now oppose this government requirement, up from 40% in November and the highest level measured this year.” Rasmussen Poll 12/9/13

President Barack Obama’s job approval rating averaged 41% in November, down 12 percentage points from 53% last December, his high-water mark since his first year in office. Hispanics’ approval has dropped 23 points over the last 12 months, the most among major subgroups, and nearly twice the national average. His approval rating also showed above-average declines among low-income Americans, nonwhites, moderates, and moderates who identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party.” Gallup Poll 12/5/13

“Only 41 percent of 18-to-29-year-olds say they approve of the job Obama is doing, according to the Harvard IOP poll, down 11 percentage points from April. Fifty-four percent say they disapprove. It’s Obama’s worst showing in the survey since becoming president.” Harvard Institute of Politics 12/4/13

45 percent of Illinois voters disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, while 44 percent approve of the law. Ten percent of voters in the state have not yet made up their mind about the the president’s signature domestic achievement.” Public Policy Polling 12/3/13

“Given the problems associated with the law, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Congress and the president should repeal it and start again from the beginning.  That’s up from 43% support in late October. Another 31% think Congress and the president should go through the law piece by piece to improve it.” Rasmussen Poll 12/3/13