Poll: Opposition to Obama, health law spike

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
By Paul Martin

By Mario Trujillo
TheHill.com
November 19, 2013

President Obama’s job approval rating has dipped to an all-time low in Washington Post/ABC News polling as opposition to ObamaCare reached a new high.

The poll released Tuesday found 42 percent of people approve of the president — a drop of 6 percent since last month and tied with an all time low in Washington Post/ABC News polling. For the first time in his presidency, a majority of voters hold an unfavorable view of him.

Fifty-seven percent of people oppose the healthcare law while 40 percent support it. Those numbers were nearly evenly split last month.
Nearly a majority of voters — 49 percent to 45 percent — would vote for Mitt Romney over Obama if the election were held today, according to the poll.

A Quinnipiac poll released last week recorded Obama with a 39 percent approval rating — the lowest since he took office. Gallup also recorded a 39 percent rating this month during its daily tracking poll, but the number has since increased to 41 percent with 53 percent disapproval.

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