Barack Obama’s approval rating has plunged to an “all-time low,” according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday evening. The WSJ headline screams, More Voters Turn on Obama —President’s Approval Hits New Low in Poll as Discontent Extends Beyond GOP.”
Obama is suffering from a series of missteps, but most importantly, an American public that is increasingly losing confidence in his leadership. Among a sampling of 800 registered voters, Obama’s approval rating of 47% is actually topped by his disapproval rating of 48%.
Amid the bungled healthcare rollout and cancellation of millions of insurance policies of previously insured Americans, Obama’s leadership struggles took root with the IRS Benghazi investigations, followed by the embarrassing Edward Snowden NSA leaks, and Obama’s indecision on whether to attack Syria. The last straw for many Americans was the exposure of his repeated and blatant lies about keeping your health care plan and your doctor, (montage video) when it turns out just the opposite is true.
The latest poll shows that 70% believe the country is on the wrong track, with Congress more unpopular than previously reported, as 74% blame Congress for “contributing to problems,” while only 17% think Congress “actually works to solve them.” Even more stunning is the fact that among those polled, 63% reported “they would prefer to see a new member of Congress represent them”. Typically those who express overall dissatisfaction with Congress tend to be satisfied with their own representation. The new findings indicate that is no longer the case.