It’s becoming a daily story: another national poll, another all-time low for President Barack Obama when it comes to his approval rating.
Wednesday morning it’s CBS News. The President’s approval rating stands at 37% in a new survey plunging nine percentage points since last month–a new low for Obama in CBS News polling. The President’s disapproval rating shot up from 49% in October to 57% now, a new high. 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 CBS News, ABC News/Washington Post, Quinnipiac University, National Journal Heartland Monitor, and NBC News/Wall Street Journal. A CNN Poll of Polls, compiled and released Wednesday morning, averages the three latest non-partisan, live operator national surveys of the President’s approval rating (CBS News, Gallup Daily Tracking, and ABC News/Washington Post) and puts Obama’s approval at 40% and his disapproval at 55%. Just 31% of those questioned in the CBS News poll say they approve of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, a drop of 12 points since last month, and the lowest level of support for the measure in CBS surveys. That overall drop was fueled by a 16 point plunge in support by Democrats, to 58% and an 11 point drop among independents, to 27%. Sixty-four percent say they’re not confident that HealthCare.gov will be fixed by Dec. 1. Forty-eight percent say the health care law needs some changes, 43% want the measure repealed, with just seven percent saying it’s working well. Only 21% give the GOP in Congress a thumbs-up, with 26% feeling the same way about congressional Democrats.