President Obama Not Able To Slow Declining Approval Rating
What do recent CNN/ORC, CBS News, ABC News/Washington Post, Quinnipiac University, National Journal Heartland Monitor and NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls all have in common?
All of these polls say the same thing - approval ratings for President Barack Obama are at or near their lowest levels since he took office in January of 2009.
According to a recent CNN/ORC poll, just 41% of Americans approve of the job that President Barack Obama is doing. These numbers are similar to a number of other polls that put the President's approval rating at between 40-42%. Earlier this week, a CBS News survey found that just 37% of Americans approve of the job that President Obama is doing (that news story mysteriously vanished from their web site, however).
According to CNN Polling Director Keating Holland, President Obama's precipitous decline began in June of 2013, when the NSA spying and IRS/conservative group scandals reached the public. These two scandals started the downwards momentum for Obama's approval ratings, with the recent partial government shutdown and Healthcare.gov web site embarrassment helping to exacerbate the decline.
There seems to be little over the near-term that could help to pull President Obama out of his tailspin.
The damage has been done re: Healthcare.gov, as the site is still not working properly and the project enrolment numbers have been much lower than first anticipated.
It seems like eons ago since the Obama/Biden ticket cruised to a relatively easy victory in the 2012 US Presidential election. Since November 6th, 2012, the Obama Administration has been beset by so many scandals that it is almost easy to lose count.
Source: CNN.com - Obama Approval Rating Sinks to New Low in CNN Poll
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