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November 12, 2013

Quinnipiac Is Now the Latest Poll to Confirm President Subeffective's Low Approval Rating


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American voters disapprove 54 - 39 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, his lowest approval rating in any Quinnipiac University national poll since he became president, as even women disapprove 51 - 40 percent, according to a national poll released today.

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This is the lowest reading he's had on a Quinnipiac poll. This is worse than the poor numbers he posted mid-2011.

For the first time today, American voters say 52 - 44 percent that Obama is not honest and trustworthy. His previous lowest marks on honesty were May 30, when 49 percent of voters said he was honest and 47 percent said he wasn't.

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"President Obama's job approval rating has fallen to the level of former President George W. Bush at the same period of his Presidency," Malloy said.

American voters say 53 - 43 percent that the Obama Administration has not been competent running the government. By a similar 51 - 43 percent margin, voters say Obama is not paying enough attention to what his administration is doing.

Oof. The second number actually helps him, as the public is apparently willing to buy his eternal "I just heard about this" defense.

Only 19 percent of American voters say the quality of care they and their families receive will improve in the next year because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), while 43 percent say it will get worse and 33 percent say ACA won't affect their health care.

That 43% is not bad for Obama -- it's not a majority. Imagine what happens when that does become a majority, when people stop thinking only other people will be screwed by Obamacare.

Voters oppose the ACA 55 - 39 percent, with men opposed 59 - 37 percent and women opposed 51 - 41 percent.

American voters are divided 46 - 47 percent on whether Obama "knowingly deceived" the public when he said people could keep their existing health insurance plans if they wished.

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"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.


Here's a Mediaite story with Dana Bash's report that Friday is many Democrats' deadline for fixing Obamacare, or else they'll vote for the Keep Your Plan bills.

It turns out those bills are being voted on Friday -- that's why they've said that's the deadline. They don't want to vote against the bills. Or at least they don't want to be on-record as being against the bills.

One thing that just occurred to me: If we pass these bills, the insurance companies will suffer huge losses, and then the government will cover their losses. Yes, that's part of Obamacare -- the federal treasury is on the hook for losses they suffer for some number of years.

I'm starting to wonder if we actually want to do this, to put ourselves, basically, in a position of being blamed for Obamacare's problems by attempting to fix it.

It cannot be fixed. One change here leads to another big problem there.

Does the GOP, as a party, want to take ownership of a problem not of their own making in this way?

Because know this: When this bill causes a huge death spiral effect, and then the government must pay hundreds of billions to cover insurance companies' losses, they'll be blamed by the media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) as being Equal Partners in Obamacare.

Headline Gag: I changed it to "President Subeffective," based on Comically Evasive Mouthpiece Jay Carney's coinage of the word "subeffective" today:



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