The Senate voting on an Obama-backed health plan at 1 o’clock in the morning wasn’t quite stealthy enough — people are still paying attention and still don’t like what they’re seeing:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 25% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-six percent (46%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21 ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President.
For the second straight day, the update shows the highest level of Strong Disapproval yet recorded for this President. That negative rating had never topped 42% before yesterday. However, it has risen dramatically since the Senate found 60 votes to move forward with the proposed health care reform legislation. Most voters (55%) oppose the health care legislation and senior citizens are even more likely than younger voters to dislike the plan.
“Hope & Change” — New Coke meets the Pet Rock of the new millennium.
Obama’s ratings are sinking so fast that the Democrats have called in Robert Ballard to try and retrieve them.
By the way, there’s language in the Obamacare bill now that says it can never be repealed by a future Congress. Nothing will help make you more popular than forcing a bad idea on somebody and making it permanent. How come liberals demand an exit strategy from everything except the road to financial ruin?
It’s looking like the fashion trend among discerning Democrats this winter and into spring will be life vests.
Obama is delaying his family vacation to Hawaii for Christmas, but given the approval trend, he’d be wise to go now and get as far away from DC as he can get before the final health care vote.
Keep the pressure on ’em — it’s not over yet.