Public disapproval of President Barack Obama’s handling of health care has jumped to 52 percent, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released hours before he makes his case for overhaul in a prime-time address to Congress.
With his health revamp moving slowly and unemployment edging ever higher, Obama’s overall approval rating has also suffered a blow. The survey showed that 49 percent now disapprove of how he is handling his job as president, up from 42 percent who disapproved in July.
The grade people give Obama on health care also has worsened since July, when just 43 percent disapproved of his work on the issue.
The poll underscores how the president has struggled to win public support to reshape the nation’s $2.5 trillion health care system and to put the brakes on a deep recession.
Forty-nine percent say they oppose the health overhaul plans being considered by Congress, compared to just 34 percent who favor them.
The numbers are clear, our message is clear… So will the President listen to his citizens? A couple of hours from the big speech, this will really be telling. America, this is the litmus test for this president. If they continue to ram this down our throats, after we have been as clear as we have; trust must be gone! If we lose trust we must move fast and take action.
Restore the Republic, Reject the agenda of the Socialist Left!
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