Amusingly enough the media is clinging to polls showing Obama’s approval as being higher than Congress. Weird, but we don’t recall that obsession during the terms of past presidents. Whatever the case, his overall average approval is the lowest of any president dating back to Truman. Had they done polling prior to that it’s likely we’d have to go back to the 1920’s to find a president more unpopular.
Supposedly opposition to ObamaCare has stabilized but people still hate it and disapproval of his handling of the epic disaster stands at 62%.
Opposition to President Obama’s healthcare law has returned to levels seen before the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov in October, according to a new poll.
However, the president’s approval rating continues to hang at levels near the lowest of his presidency.
An ABC-Washington Post poll released Tuesday found 46 percent of people support the law while 49 percent oppose it — an 8-point drop since last month.
Amid the rollout of the glitchy federal healthcare website and reports that millions of people on the individual market were receiving cancellation notices, disapproval of the healthcare law shot up to 57 percent last month, while only 40 percent of people approved of the law.
According to the poll, the turnaround is largely attributed to young people and conservatives, even as opposition from the group remains high.
Obama’s five-year average approval rating stands at 51 percent — the lowest average going back to Harry Truman. However, it is just below Bill Clinton’s and Richard Nixon’s at this point in their terms.
It’s worth noting Truman’s approval was higher, while Clinton and Nixon were a couple of points ahead of Obama.