U.S. President Barack Obama’s approval ratings have fallen off a cliff … dragged down by the disastrous rollout of a hugely unpopular law.
According to the latest Quinnipiac University poll – released this week – 54 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama’s job performance compared to only 39 percent who approve. That’s a huge swing from the school’s October 1 poll, which showed Obama’s approval rating at 45 percent and his disapproval at 49 percent.
It’s also Obama’s worst poll performance ever, at least according to Quinnipiac’s data.
“President Obama’s job approval rating has fallen to the level of former President George W. Bush at the same period of his Presidency,” Quinnipiac pollster Tim Malloy said. “Any Democrat with an 11-point approval deficit among women is in trouble. And any elected official with an 8-point trust deficit is in serious trouble.”
Driving Obama’s decline? Widespread disapproval of Obamacare – his socialized medicine law. According to the poll, only 39 percent approve of the new law compared to 55 percent who disapprove (numbers which mirror Obama’s ratings).
“President Obama’s misstatement, ‘If you like your health plan, you can keep it,’ left a bad taste with a lot of people. Nearly half of the voters, 46 percent, think he knowingly deceived them,” Malloy said.
That’s putting it kindly …
Quinnipiac surveyed 2,545 registered voters nationwide from November 6-11. Its poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.9 percentage points.