President Obama’s job approval rating has plummeted to the lowest level of his presidency, according to a new CBS News poll released Wednesday. The findings are in line with Pew Research, AP and others who have also found the president at his most unpopular state yet.
Americans’ approval of ObamaCare has also dropped to its lowest since CBS News started polling on the law, which is telling, because CBS News polling has been on the higher end of approval for the law, while others have found much wider gaps (View All PPD Averages For Obama And ObamaCare).
In the new CBS poll, just 37 percent now approve of the job President Obama is doing as president, which is down from 46 percent in the October CBS poll, a devastating 9 point drop in just one month. Meanwhile, Obama’s disapproval rating is now 57 percent, the highest level for this president in any CBS poll.
Fueled by a failed rollout and broken promises, approval of ObamaCare has free-falled to 31 percent, also the lowest number measured in any CBS poll. The number represents a drop of 12 points since last month, with 61 percent disapproving (also a new high for the CBS poll), which includes 46 percent who say they “strongly disapprove.”
While Republicans are almost unanimous in their disapproval of ObamaCare, with more than two-thirds of independents agreeing, it is with Democrats that the law is now almost at levels seen among other Americans. Nearly 6 in 10 Democrats still support ObamaCare, but support has dropped a whopping 16 points from the October CBS poll – down from 74 percent approval in October to 58 percent. Among independents, support has fallen 11 percent and another 5 percent among Republicans.
More than a month after the health care exchanges opened, just one in 10 Americans think the sign-up for the exchanges has been going well. Instead, more than two-thirds think it’s not going well – including seven in 10 of those who have looked up information on the exchanges themselves.
People’s Pundit Daily reported yesterday that experts said it was “impossible” for the website to be fixed by November, and just a third of Americans disagree, stating they believe HealthCare.gov will be fixed by the December 1st deadline set by the Obama administration.
While 34 percent say they are at “least somewhat” confident the ObamaCare website will be fixed, almost two-thirds are either “not very” or “not at all” confident, with most of the numbers propped up by the 55 percent of Democrats who say they are at “least somewhat” confident.
Astonishingly, just 7 percent of Americans think ObamaCare is working and should be kept in place as it is, with 48 percent saying they think there are some good things in the law, but changes are needed to make it work better. Another 43 percent think the law needs to be repealed, entirely. Though the CBS poll clearly finds similar trends, a new majority in most polls say that they want ObamaCare repealed, altogether.
The president’s overall job approval rating has declined among all demographic groups for which data has been provided since last month, with independents falling 12 percent, men by 9 percent, and women by 10percent. Most telling, more women now disapprove than approve of the job Obama is doing as president, disapproving by a margin of 39 – 54 percent.