NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act has sunk Barack Obama’s approval rating to the the lowest point of his presidency, a CBS News poll shows.
Only 37 percent of Americans surveyed approve of the job Obama is doing. Fifty-seven percent disapprove — an all-time high.
Only 32 percent of respondents said they support the way the president is handling health care — down from 40 percent in September and another low for him.
The rollout of Obama’s signature health care law has been disastrous. First, technical problems prevented many Americans from accessing the marketplace website and signing up for medical insurance.
In recent weeks, Obama has been doing damage control after his repeated promises that Americans who liked their health plans could keep them under the law proved to be false when millions had their insurance canceled.
The gaffes have negatively impacted not only how Americans view the job the president is doing, but also his personal characteristics. Forty-nine percent of respondents said they consider Obama to be honest and trustworthy — down from 60 percent in September.
Meanwhile, the approval rating of the Affordable Care Act has plummeted to an all-time low of 31 percent. Forty-eight percent said the health care law needs changes, while 43 percent believe it should be repealed.
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