Another poll and another new low for Barack Obama …
According to the most recent CNN poll, President Barack Obama has hit an all-time low with his job approval as only 41% approve of the job he is doing, while 56% disapprove. This poll is just one of many recent job approval polls that have Obama hovering at 40% or under in the 30′s. Even more troubling for Obama is that he has lost the middle and women as the approval/disapproval is remarkably far apart: Independents 32-63, Moderates 40-56 and Woman 40-53. Powerline makes an important point in that this is just the beginning of the slide as the real affects of Obamacare have yet to hit a majority of Americans. When 10′s of millions or greater lose their employer insurance plans, lose access to their preferred physicians and hospitals, “Poll numbers that look like a floor today will look like a ceiling in six months.” Yes they will.
And right on script, Obama looks to blame everyone but himself.
- ABC News/Washington Post
- Quinnipiac University
- PEW Poll
- FOX News
- National Journal Heartland Monitor
- NBC News/Wall Street Journal
- CBS News
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.
The President’s overall job approval rating is down three points since mid-October after being stuck in the mid-40s for several months in CNN polling. But it’s worth noting that Obama’s woes did not begin with the disastrous launch of the HealthCare.gov website in October, Holland pointed out.
“The real damage came in June, when reports about NSA spying and IRS treatment of conservative groups caused an eight-point drop in his approval rating – a far more significant change than what the numbers from October suggest,” he said.
How comical is it that Rasmussen is the outlier poll that favors Obama the best at 43% approve, 55% disapprove?
UPDATE I: Hot Air takes a look at several of the cross-tabs of the poll, and they do not bode well for Democrats.
Posted November 22, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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TICKING TIME BOMB: Second Wave of Health Care Cancellations Estimated at 50 to 100 Million (Employer Mandate – Obamacare will Devastate Small Business)
Obamacare is a ticking time bomb for small and large business insurance health plans …50 to 100 million insurance policies to be canceled in 2014.
“Hope and Change,” eh? The next time some one promotes change, you might just want to read the 2000 pages of a bill before you allow politicians to pass it so we can see what’s in it.
Congress needs to put a stake thru the heart of Obamacare and repeal this law before it does irreparable harm to the United States. It may be imploding, but it’s not going away. Obamacare is like Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th fame, it has to be put down once and for all. If not, the so-called fixes will just be more of the same, all to many bad remakes.
Hey America, how that Barack Obama’s promise that you can keep your healthcare plan if you like it, PERIOD! working out for you? Stan Veuger from the American Enterprise Institute told FOX News yesterday that he foresees 50 to 100 million small and large business policies likely to be cancelled next year. They will likely then be forced on to Obamacare and their health care costs will be much more than previously paid. Hmm, did Obama also promise to reduce the healthcare costs as well? This is just the tip of the iceberg. Imagine what will happen to the insurance industry and the US economy is 50 to 100 million insurance policies are canceled and individuals and families are forced to pay more, taking billion out of the economy and destroying the insurance industry. But then again, isn’t that what the community agitator was after all along, a single payor government healthcare system.
The Obamacare Time-bomb: That is a political disaster for the Democrats.
It gets worse. As the American Enterprise Institute’s Dr. Scott Gottlieb has pointed out, there is already a second wave of cancellations set to come right before the 2014 mid-term elections. It turns out that many small businesses with fewer than 50 employees, who buy in the small-group market, were able to exploit a loophole in Obamacare and avoid for one year the mandates being placed on plans in the individual market. Those businesses get to keep offering coverage that does not meet Obamacare requirements until the end of 2014. But, Gottlieb writes, that means that “starting in October 2014, many employees of small businesses will start getting the same notices that are now being mailed to individuals, informing that their existing health plans are also being cancelled.
It was Obama’s plan all along to forcibly move millions of those younger, healthier people into the exchanges next year to subsidize care for the old and the sick. But if those younger, healthier people don’t join the exchanges next year, as planned, then the risk pool in 2014 will be older and sicker than expected. That will cause premiums to skyrocket for 2015 — because insurers base their 2015 premiums on their 2014 experience.
VIDEO Hat Tip - The Gateway Pundit
A new and independent analysis of ObamaCare warns of a ticking time bomb, predicting a second wave of 50 million to 100 million insurance policy cancellations next fall — right before the mid-term elections.
The next round of cancellations and premium hikes is expected to hit employees, particularly of small businesses. While the administration has tried to downplay the cancellation notices hitting policyholders on the individual market by noting they represent a relatively small fraction of the population, the swath of people who will be affected by the shakeup in employer-sponsored coverage will be much broader.
An analysis by the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, shows the administration anticipates half to two-thirds of small businesses would have policies canceled or be compelled to send workers onto the ObamaCare exchanges. They predict up to 100 million small and large business policies could be canceled next year.
Is it any wonder why Barack Obama no longer refers to his signature piece of legislation as “Obamacare.” Now that Obamacare is a 4-letter word and a disaster, suddenly it has become the “Affordable Healthcare Act”. Funny how a 37% job approval rating will do that.
GOOD GRIEF … Obamacare/Healthcare.gov Crashes While Sebelius Tries To Sign Person Up At Media Event in Florida
You just can’t make this stuff up … Barack Obama would be so proud of his signature piece of legislation. Who needs SNL skits when you can just watch Obamacare in action?
As reported at CBS – Miami, seven weeks to the day since the troubled Obamacare, Healthcare.gov, website was launched, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Miami, meeting with “navigators”and pressing the flesh with the media in tow to bring attention to the public’s clambering for Obamacare and the effectiveness of the site. With the cameras following her, Sebelius went from table to table only to come to one where someone was trying to sign up and the screen read, “the system is temporarily down”. LOL, Good grief. So much for the positive Obamacare photo-op. The Obama gang that couldn’t hoot straight cannot even properly arrange and arranged event.
Even more classic was the response from the navigator, That happens every day.” She just brushed it off as common place. UNREAL!
Sebelius, wearing green, walked through the front doors of North Shore Hospital near Miami Shores where she shook hands with hospital staff and members of the Epilepsy Foundation who are staffing the Obamacare Navigation center housed off the hospital’s lobby. There she met with the team helping South Floridians to sign-up on line or on paper.
“So she is being helpful,” asked the secretary to a couple sitting at one table of a navigator. “Absolutely,” they responded.
At a second table, the secretary met Carmen Salero who was trying to sign up online. As the secretary and Salero made small talk, CBS4?s Brian Andrews noticed the site crash on the lap top in front of them
“The screen says I’m sorry but the system is temporarily down,” Andrews pointed out. “Uh oh,” responded the secretary. “That happens every day,” said Salerno, “it must mean a lot of people are on there trying to get coverage.”
HUH? Chief Obama IT Officer Henry Chao Testifies that 60 to 70% of Obamacare Web Site Still Needs to Be Built … Payment & Accounting Systems Have Yet to be Built
OK, I am officially speechless, this is worse than an EPIC FAIL … This is a complete and unmitigated Clusterf*@k.
After 3+ years, some where in the range of $400 to 500 billion and growing, President Barack Obama, HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, CMS and the Obama techies allowed the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov to go live and according to testimony today from Chief Obama IT Officer Henry Chao, 60 to 70% of the site still needs to be built? Not fixed, but built!!! As reported at NRO. the payment, back office and accounting systems of Healthcare.fail have yet to be built. How is these even conceivable?
The information-technology systems of Obamacare are still anywhere from 30 to 70 percent unfinished, an administration official testified today.
Admittedly, the answer from Henry Chao, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services deputy chief information officer, in a House hearing today isn’t really clear. At one point he seems to indicate 30 to 40 percent of the information-technology system supporting the Obamacare exchanges is unfinished; at another point it sounds more like he’s saying 60 to 70 percent. But the news is stunning either way: HealthCare.gov was launched with some massive parts unfinished, and they are still unfinished.
It would appear that The Politico’s initial estimates were wrong. To be honest, I do not care if the number is 40% that still needs to be built. As Q and O stated, this is mind boggling. Amen brother, it actually might go even beyond that. Even with all the “glitchy” issues that have marred the roll-out of the website, no one that testified bother to ever mention? Really? Folks, I am a healthcare project manager and data analyst by trade and it is simply beyond the realm of all things possible for anything like this to occur. Unless it was intentional.
So let’s clarify what was testified to, the payment and accounting systems still need to be built. That means that Sebelius and Obama allowed a web site to go live to the American people where the Obamacare law forced Americans to purchase health insurance and a law that booted individuals off their current private insurance policies, even if they liked them and wanted to keep them, and no one can actually pay for a policy. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Folks, you are not enrolled in Obamacare until you pay your first premium. That has to be done by December 15, 2013 in order for an individual to have coverage effective January 1, 2014.
I guess we now know why Team Obama wanted to count the policies in one’s cart as enrollment. I would dare say that there are no actual enrollments in the federal exchanges, it would be impossible with no payment system in tact. This defies all logic. Even Barack Obama and his Chicago gang cannot be this ignorant. One actually has to go out of their way to be this colossally incompetent. I cannot see how this site will be fixed by the end of November a promised by Barack Obama. I also cannot see how the accounting functions can be completed by December 15.
But do not fret America, Obama can fill out a NCAA Basketball bracket like no body’s business, much to the admiration of a gushing media.
Team Obama Cooked the Books with Unemployment Numbers One Month Before 2012 Election … Jack Welch Vindicated!!!
THE CHICAGO, ALINSKY WAY: “THEY WILL DO ANYTHING TO WIN” … WELCOME TO UNEMPLOYMENT-GATE!!!
Remember the skepticism by many when the remarkable coincidence occurred in the last reporting month prior to the 2012 Presidential election, when low and behold the unemployment numbers dropped from 7.1% to 7.8%? The numbers were hailed by Obama, his minions and an all to willing lap-dog media as the country’s economic situation was headed in the right direction and Obama’s policies were working. Just one problem, as reported in the New York Post, “The numbers were manipulated and the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it”. Why is this not a surprise from what has become one of the, if not the most corrupt and scandalous White House’s ever. It was not a shock to Jack Welch, who at the time questioned the numbers reported and basically called them flat out dishonest.
Jack Welch was attacked for his comments on the unemployment numbers … Watch the VIDEO below of Chris Matthews going after him. Welch would not take back what he said. Matthews asked for an apology. Looks like Mathews owes Jack Welch an apology.
In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington.
The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated.
And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it.
Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy.
And a knowledgeable source says the deception went beyond that one employee — that it escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.
“He’s not the only one,” said the source, who asked to remain anonymous for now but is willing to talk with the Labor Department and Congress if asked.
The Census employee caught faking the results is Julius Buckmon, according to confidential Census documents obtained by The Post. Buckmon told me in an interview this past weekend that he was told to make up information by higher-ups at Census.
The Gateway Pundit reminds us of Jack Welch’s tweet and the 873,000 jobs that were created. What a frigging joke. Just how corrupt is the Obama presidency? Hot Air also emphasizes an important point in that this is not just a political election issue, election issue, Crudele reminds his readers that investors make critical decisions based on BLS data and its reputation for integrity and so does the Federal Reserve. At this point Richard Nixon is looking like a Boy Scout compared to Barry O.
Look for all of Barack Obama poll numbers to hit the 30′s after this.
WAPO/ABC News Poll: Buyer’s Remourse – Mitt Romney Would Beat Barack Obama if the Presidential Election was Held Today, 49% to 45% … Poll Numbers in Free-Fall
DOES ANYONE REALLY WONDER WHY OBAMA LIED THRU HIS TEETH ON OBAMACARE AND YOU CAN KEEP YOUR INSURANCE PLAN IF YOU LIKED IT? DO YOU REALLY WONDER WHY THE MSM NEVER BOTHERED TO ASK QUESTIONS?
It is the great fraud perpetrated on the American People …
As reported at The Politico, there is more disastrous polling numbers for President Barack Obama as a recent WAPO-ABC News poll shows that if the 2012 presidential election was held today, Mitt Romney would beat Obama, 49% to 45% among registered voters. Talk about your “buyer’s remorse”. This is a much different outcome than the 2012 match-up where Obama beat Romney 51% to 47% to win a second term. My how times have changed. What a difference the truth makes. What a difference it makes when the MSM decides to actually report on the numerous scandals of the Obama White House.
Making matters worse for Obama, Independents go for Romney 49% to 39% over Obama.
The WAPO/ABC poll also has Barack Obama’s job approval rating at 42% approve, 55% disapprove.
As more bad poll numbers continue to pour in for President Barack Obama, a new survey finds that if the 2012 election matchup were held this month, Mitt Romney would hold the edge with the voters.
Romney topped Obama 49 percent to 45 percent among registered voters in the Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday. Among all Americans, the 2012 rivals would be tied, at 47 percent.
Obama beat Romney 51 percent to 47 percent a year ago to win a second term.
The poll also found more bad news for Obama: His approval was down to 42 percent, a fall of 6 points from a month ago. Fifty-five percent disapproved.
Other ratings of the president’s performance have tumbled as well. He’s at career lows for being a strong leader, understanding the problems of average Americans and being honest and trustworthy – numerically under water on each of these (a first for the latter two). His rating for strong leadership is down by 15 points this year and a vast 31 points below its peak shortly after he took office. In a new gauge, just 41 percent rate him as a good manager; 56 percent think not.
This poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, finds that the president’s personal image has suffered alongside his professional ratings. Fewer than half, 46 percent, see him favorably overall, down 14 points this year to the fewest of his presidency. Fifty-two percent now view him unfavorably, a new high and a majority for the first time since he took office. It may matter: Personal popularity can provide a president with cushioning when the going gets rough. Losing it leaves the president more vulnerable.
ACA – Skepticism about the Affordable Care Act looks to be the driving force in Obama’s troubles. Americans by nearly 2-1, 63-33 percent, disapprove of his handling of implementation of the new health care law. And the public by 57-40 percent now opposes the law overall, its most negative rating to date, with opposition up by 8 points in the past month alone.
RCP Average Polling – Complete carnage, almost under 40% as an average.
EXIT QUESTION: How does everyone think that the 2012 Presidential, House and Senate elections would have turned out if IRS-gate was reported on, if Benghazi-gate had been reported on, if AP-gate had been reported on and if, Barack Obama had told the truth and said that 5-10 million individuals with private healthcare plans who liked their insurance would lose it? How about if he told those with employer insurance coverage would lose theirs as well and it would be worse? Hmm?
Robert Gibbs on Obamacare Failure: “I Think If This Were to Happen in the Private Sector Some One Probably Would Have Already Lost Their Job”
Don’t look now but former White House spokesman Robert Gibbs has become one of Barack Obama’s and Obamacare’s biggest critics. The former Obama mouth piece told The Today Show that Barack Obama should have fired someone already over the disastrous Obamacare roll-out. Gibbs stated, ”I think if this were to happen in the private sector some one probably would have already lost their job.”
However, its not just about a web site. As was stated there are two core issues at hand here, one the competence of the government with the disastrous, glitchy Healthcare.gov and two, Barack Obama’s credibility having lied to the American people by promising if you like your healthcare, you can keep your healthcare. This is not the first time Gibbs has spoken out against the failed Obamacare. Gibbs had previously said that to sell Obamacare as “you can keep your health care insurance” was a big mistake. and that the Obamacare roll out was nothing but “Excruciatingly Embarrassing.” Gibbs has voiced the opinion for a while that some one needs to be fired.
I would go one further Mr. Gibbs. I would dare say that if this was the private sector and some one had perpetrated a “bait and switch” malicious fraud on so many individuals as Barack Obama did with Obamacare, some one would have been indicted on felony fraud charges.
Former Obama Adviser David Plouffe Says on ABC’s ‘This Week’ … Republicans Running On An Anti-Obamacare Platform In 2014 & 2016 is An “Impossibility”
Is it any wonder that if Barack Obama only surrounded himself with political advisers like this why Obamacare has been such a mess both in implementation and policy.
Former Barack Obama adviser David Plouffe appeared on ABC’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday and showed us once again that “Denial” is not just a river in Egypt. Plouffe actually said that it was an “impossibility” for the political notion that the GOP would run on an anti-Obamacare platform in 2014 and 2016. Wanna bet? For some reason Plouffe, Obama and his minions think that the issue Americans are upset is because they can’t log on to the “glitchy” web site, Healthcare.fail. Wishful thinking. The problem is that Americans were purposely lied to for political purposes so to pass Obamacare and 5+ million Americans to day find themselves with a canceled insurance plan when they were told they could keep it if they liked it. Sorry Dems, you will pay a dear price for lying and them ramming Obamacare down the throats of Americans in a 100% partisan vote. There is a reason why Americans no longer trust Obama and Democrats will feel the effects.
But even when caught with defending the indefensible, the Obamacare just continues to spin.
Simply amazing he can make such comments and keep a straight face
“But where could we be in four or five months?” Plouffe continued. “Hopefully the website is working fine and people are enrolling for health care. Hopefully, we won’t have another Washington dysfunction—which is one of the reasons people are upset, it’s not just health care—and we pass a budget and move forward, and the economy continues to strengthen. So we could be in a much different place three, four months from now. No doubt this is challenging time, but I think you have to have some perspective here. The story could change.”
“The political notion that next year’s election, or 2016, the Republican platform is going to be getting rid of health care?” Plouffe continued. “Millions of people will be signed up. It’s an impossibility.”
Umm, Did Democrat New York Senator Kirstin Gillibrand Just Admit “We All Knew” that Barack Obama was Misleading Americans on ObamaCare
Welcome to Obamaland where knowing lying and defrauding the American people is simply not being specific.
Check this out, New York Democrat Senator Kirstin Gillibrand just admitted on ABC’s ‘This Week’ that they all knew that Barack Obama was lying when he promised the American people, “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan, period.” When asked by Martha Raddatz whether she had been mislead by Barack Obama, Gillibrand’s response was … “No, we all knew.”
New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said this morning on “This Week” that President Obama should have been more specific when he made his famous promise — which he subsequently backtracked on — that Americans who liked their health care plans could keep them under his signature health care law.
When asked a second time if she felt misled by the president, Gillibrand repeated, “He should have just been specific.”
“No, we all knew.
How do you like them apples America? This Democrat Senator just admitted that they all [Democrats] knew that people could not keep their insurance if they liked it. Kirstin Gillibrand thinks that Obama’s credibility issue is the implementation of “glitchy” Healthcare.gov, not the fact that he and the rest of Democrats knowingly lied to people. What Obama and Democrats did is called FRAUD!
However, its more than that. If they knew and knowing mislead the people as Alinsky principles teach them that the ends justify the means, it would mean they also partook in a conspiracy, collusion and a cover up. Democrats are kidding themselves if they think that they and Obama do not have a credibility problem with “We the People”. Democrats are in for a hell of a time in 2014.
Comments from video:
Raddatz: Do you feel misled by Obama?
Gillibrand: He should have been more specific. Because the point is if you are being offered a terrible health care plan that the minute you get sick you are going to have to go into bankruptcy. Those plans should never be offered. [But yet millions of Americans lost perfectly good healthcare plans, even Democrat Kirsten Powers.]
Raddatz: So were you misled?
Gillibrand: No, we all knew. The whole point of the plan is to cover things people need.
Watch Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA-D) Spin Through Her Teeth, Stumble & Stammer as She Tries to Rewrite What She Previously Promised in Obamacare
Good grief, House Democrat Minority Leader sounded like Porky Pig this morning on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ as she struggled to defend her past words and promises.
It was not meant to be a trick or gotcha question, but David Gregory confounded Pelosi on NBC’s Meet the Press’ when she was asked a simple question regarding keeping her promises the the American People. But for moonbat Nancy Pelosi, she could not seem to even muster a lame apology like Obama. Not for this liberal progressive true believer. She did her best Harry Houdini trying to contort and twist out of a straight jacket and Bill Clinton in parsing her words. Isn’t it interesting that she now uses the words, “there isn’t anything in the law,” as opposed to, “If you like what you have, you can keep it.” I hardly think the millions of individuals who have lost their insurance coverage in California Ms. Pelosi care about semantics.
“Let me commend the president. He’s gracious and he’s taking responsibility but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything in the law that said if you like what had before 2010 you couldn’t keep it.”
But wait, that is not what Nancy Pelosi said in the past. From The Weekly Standard comes San Fran Nan getting busted in a lie. But then again what should we expect from Democrats who have been caught in a major lie with Obamacare making promises to the American people they very well knew was not true. What is amazing is that her web site even to this day says, “Keep your doctor, and your current plan, if you like them.”
“Did I ever tell my constituents that if they liked their plan they could keep it?” Pelosi asked. “I would have if I’d ever met anybody who liked his or her plan. But that was not my experience.”
In fact, Pelosi said in 2009: “If you like what you have, you can keep it.” Pelosi’s website still states: “Keep your doctor, and your current plan, if you like them.”