Skip to comments.Polls: Obama, Obamacare Hit New Lows
Posted on 08/01/2014 7:50:35 PM PDT by Kaslin
Happy Friday, Mr. President. Overall disapproval:
AP/GfK Poll: Obama job approval drops six net points from May to fall to 40-59, both an all time high disapproval and widest approval gap. Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) August 1, 2014
We ran through the immigration numbers yesterday. And now, foreign policy:
Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans dimming opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. Associated Press-GfK polling found a spring and summer of discontent with the presidents handling of world events. Obamas consistently low marks across crises such as the fighting in Ukraine and the conflict between Israel and Hamas could benefit Republicans aiming to win control Congress in the fall Asked about world trouble spots:
42 percent say the conflict between Israel and Hamas is very or extremely important to them; 60 percent disapprove of the way Obama has handled it.
40 percent consider the situation in Afghanistan highly important; 60 percent disapprove of Obamas handling of it.
38 percent give high importance to the conflict in Ukraine; 57 percent disapprove of what Obama has done about that.
38 percent find the situation in Iraq of pressing importance; 57 percent disapprove of Obamas handling of it.
Now let's turn our attention to the latest Kaiser Family Foundation Obamacare poll, which Conn mentioned earlier:
Even after survey after survey has recently shown a major drop in the nations uninsured rate, Obamacare just had its worst month in a key health-care poll. Kaiser Family Foundation, which has done arguably the best and most consistent polling on the health-care law in the past four-plus years, found that public opinion on the law sank to a record low in July. More people than ever (53 percent) last month said they viewed the law unfavorably, an increase of 8 percentage points since June one of the biggest opinion swings ever.
As Ed Morrissey notes, "The Kaiser series has been one of the friendliest polls to ObamaCare since 2010." He also posits that the entrenched opposition (reflected in other polls, as well) could be driven by people starting to see their new bills and trying to actually use the coverage they've obtained -- access struggles and all. Obamacare has also endured a number of ugly headlines in the last week or so, although it's unlikely that those would have impacted this survey. The administration is warning consumers to brace for more problems, too. There's also the fact that many more people have been negatively impacted by the law than who've benefited from it. I'll leave you with my Twitter summary of the state of play in DC:
Obama drops to 40% in AP poll, Obamacare opposition spikes in Kaiser poll. Senate Dems bolt town having made no "fixes," no border bill. Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 1, 2014
Let's see what House Republicans do later this afternoon.
He has more flexibility now.
Approaching impeachment ripeness. After November, O may be done, despite the naysayers. All we may need is the IRS emails they have been hiding and O may, in fact, become RMN II.
Foreign policy is becoming a meaningless issue for most Americans as they are dumbed-down; the ObamaCare and illegals-at-the-border issues are more telling because people with their heads in the sand can’t hide from the repercussions.
Documentation File on the 2014 Impeachment of B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro a former Foreign Student from Indonesia, and still a legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.
Obama was sired by a Indonesian/Java guru named Muhammed Subuh. Lookup the guy on the web. You will see photos of the older man and also some of the same person at an earlier age. One person thought the early age photo was of Obama.
“Foreign policy is becoming a meaningless issue for most Americans as they are dumbed-down;”
Earl Butz was right, mostly, his remarks now extend beyond the “black community.”
He’s still hovering at 40, that is way far from low enough.
He needs to get to about 30 before it will matter.
It disgusts me how many people still “approve” of this ****ing guy.
Off course it’s still to high. If they did an honest polling that arrogant pos would be in the low twenties at the highest
There sure is a likeness to that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave
-——He has more flexibility now-—
Flexibility = tyranny
The tyrant uses executive orders to impose a new order of made up law