Gauulup survey on health care, Obama performance
A recent Gallup Poll indicates that Americans’ attitudes about the Affordable Care Act have stabilized after bumping up to 55% disapproval in November. The disapproval rate is now 51%, with a 41% approval rating.
Approval of Obamacare stands at 75% among Democrats, 31% for Independents, and 10% among Republicans.
President Obama’s job performance disapproval rate is now at 50% … according to Gallup … down one percent from the last survey. The largest declines in the President’s approval ratings have come recently among Hispanics, lower-income Americans, nonwhites, and moderates; in other words, Obama’s base.
It appears that many Americans actually like the first parts of the A-C-A, aimed mostly at protecting patients. But this latest rollout with all its computer glitches focuses attention on the confusion of the plan itself, and the change it demands from many Americans who were satisfied with what they had.
In that light, the drop in the president’s approval numbers is understandable and was probably unavoidable.
Our thought for today is from Hugh Macleod:
“The best way to get approval is not to need it.”