Research

The ObamaCare Drag

OBAMA HAS SEEN HIS APPROVAL RATINGS AND OPINIONS OF OBAMACARE SLIP TO NEW LOWS

Kaiser Poll: 49 Percent Of Americans Have An Unfavorable Few Of ObamaCare, Compared To 33 Percent Who Have Favorable View. “Amid heavy news coverage of HealthCare.gov’s website problems and stories about individuals being dropped from their insurance plans, the American public’s overall views of the ACA took a negative turn in November. This month, roughly half (49 percent) say they have an unfavorable view of the law and a third (33 percent) have a favorable view.”(“Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: November 2013,” Kaiser Family Foundation, 11/22/13)

  • 36 Percent Of Americans Say They Have A “Very Unfavorable View” Of ObamaCare, While Just 15 Percent Describe Their View As “Very Favorable.” (Kaiser Health Poll, 1204 A, MoE 3%, 11/13-18/13)

“Views Of The Law Shifted More Negative This Month Among Most Demographic Groups, But The Drop Was Sharpest Among Democrats.” (“Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: November 2013,” Kaiser Family Foundation, 11/22/13)

  • Just 55 Percent Of Democrats View ObamaCare Favorably. (“Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: November 2013,” Kaiser Family Foundation, 11/22/13)

Women “Registered Their Most Negative Views On The Law To Date, With 48 Percent Saying They Have An Unfavorable View Of The Law And 32 Percent Favorable.” “Women, who have historically been evenly divided on the law, registered their most negative views on the law to date, with 48 percent saying they have an unfavorable view of the law and 32 percent favorable. The gap between unfavorable and favorable views among women is up 15 percentage points since last month.” (“Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: November 2013,” Kaiser Family Foundation, 11/22/13)

43 Percent Of Americans Say ObamaCare Will Leave The Country Worse Off, Compared To 34 Percent Who Say The Country Will Be Better Off And 15 Percent Who Say It Won’t Make Much Difference. “Forty-three percent now say the law will leave the country worse off (up from 38 percent last month), compared with 34 percent who think the country will be better off and 15 percent who say it won’t make much difference.” (“Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: November 2013,” Kaiser Family Foundation, 11/22/13)

  • 73 Percent Of Americans Expect That ObamaCare Will Make Their Lives “Worse Off” Or Not Make “Much Difference,” While Just 20 Percent Expect It To Make Their Lives “Better Off.” (Kaiser Health Poll, 1204 A, MoE 3%, 11/13-18/13)

Obama’s Approval Ratings Have Taken A Hit In Other Recent Polls

CNN Poll: 56 Percent Of Americans – “An All-Time High” – Disapprove Of Obama’s Job Performance, While 41 Percent Of Americans Approve Of His Job Performance.  “As President Barack Obama’s approval rating hits another all-time low, a new national survey also indicates that Americans say the President has less power than congressional Republicans when it comes to shaping events over the next year. According to a CNN/ORC poll released Thursday, 41% of Americans approve of the job the President’s doing in the White House, the lowest level for that crucial indicator in CNN polling. Fifty-six percent questioned say they disapprove of Obama’s performance, an all-time high in CNN surveys.” (Paul Steinhauser, “Obama Approval Rating Sinks To New Low In CNN Poll,” CNN, 11/21/13)

  • Obama’s Job Approval Rating “Has Now Reached New Lows Or Tied His All-Time Lows” In Polls Released Over The Last Three Weeks Across Polling Organizations. “The President’s approval rating has now reached new lows or tied his all-time lows in polls released over the past three weeks from CNN/ORC, CBS News, ABC News/Washington Post, Quinnipiac University, National Journal Heartland Monitor, and NBC News/Wall Street Journal. And the CNN survey is the fourth non-partisan live operator national poll released this week to put Obama’s approval rating between 40% and 42%. A CBS News survey released Wednesday showed the President’s approval rating at 37%.” (Paul Steinhauser, “Obama Approval Rating Sinks To New Low In CNN Poll,” CNN, 11/21/13)