The Obama approval rating has taken a significant plunge in this week’s most recent national poll, leaving President Obama down by several points since even the start of October, and considerably lower than he began at the onset of his second term. Web Pro News reports this Thursday, Oct. 31, that the U.S. poll by the Wall Street Journal and sources from the NBC shows his approval rating now hovers at a rather dismal 42%, which stands as an all-time low for our country’s leader.
America’s Obama approval rating has plunged a “significant” five points from his last approval rating in the very same poll, taken just earlier last month in Oct. 2013. The greatest change that has resulted in Obama’s sinking scores? Obamacare issues and the error-ridden HealthCare.gov website may be to blame for the lowered marks, but those aren't the sole culprits.
Back in April of 2009, President Obama’s all-time approval among the U.S. public involved in the poll was much higher, at a notable 61%. Yet with the government shutdown, struggles in Syria, and Obamacare scrutiny, Obama’s approval rating has continued to sink as time goes on, particularly in recent weeks this 2013. Some experts believe that the current 42% in support of the President may continue to plunge downward before the year is through. At the same time, the GOP is also seeing a majority of negative feedback from the American people.
Despite some very public setbacks, NBC News affirms that there is no specific reason or political issue behind the significantly lowered Obama approval rating. According to their inside report on the five-point fall:
“[The fall] is attributed it to the accumulation of setbacks since the summer–allegations of spying by the National Security Agency, the debate over Syria’s chemical weapons, the government shutdown and now intense scrutiny over the problems associated with the health care law’s federal website and its overall implementation.”
It seems the American nation is ultimately dissatisfied with a variety of aspects of the American government and how our country is being run at this time. What’s your input on the latest claims in the U.S. poll? Do you believe Obamacare may eventually turn President Obama’s approval ratings around, or see them continue to drop as time goes on?