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Post-Obamacare Collapse: Obama 46% Approval Matches All-Time Low in Gallup

March 28th, 2010 by AHFF Geoff

After last week's historic passage of the Obamacare package, President Obama approval today matches the all-time low of his Presidency: 46%

In another crushing blow to the “conventional wisdom” of the establishment media that because “Americans love winners” President Barack Obama would receive a large, sustained bounce in approval after last week’s passage of Obamacare, today Gallup released its daily approval numbers showing Obama at only 46% approval, with 46% disapproving. Obama’s 46% approval in Gallup represents a matching of Obama’s all-time low in approval. While Obama did peak at 51% mid-week after the passage of Obamacare, he has now lost that entire bounce and is at the low of his Presidency, which completely repudiates the “conventional wisdom” in the establishment media.

Further, Rasmussen’s numbers this morning confirm this dissipation of any alleged “bounce” from the passage of Obamacare, with Rasmussen finding Obama’s approval numbers now at the same level as before the passage of Obamacare:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 28% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16 (see trends).

The President enjoyed a modest bounce in the polls following the passage of health care legislation last week. However, his Approval Index rating is now back to where it was last Sunday, just before the House voted in favor of his health care plan. All the bouncing of the past week has come among Democrats. There has been virtually no change in the opinions of Republicans and unaffiliated voters.

White House spokesman is sure to face questions about this post-Obamacare collapse in the President’s approval ratings, as Gibbs himself last week tweeted out the Gallup one-day poll on Obamacare as a truthful and reliable indicator of the public’s views.

This continued collapse in Obama’s approval, with an all-time low of 46% in Gallup and a near all-time high in Rasmussen of 44% strong disapproval today, demonstrates the failure of the Democratic strategy to smear the tea party as racist extremists as well. Indeed, ABC/WaPo’s numbers this morning show the tea party is favorably viewed by the American public, despite this smear campaign by the Democrats and the establishment media. Numbers such as these are sure to encourage the Republicans to continue to attack the Obamacare package as a historic mistake and ensure that the cry of “replace and repeal” is heard in every congressional race across the nation in the leadup to the November 2010 elections.

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17 Responses to “Post-Obamacare Collapse: Obama 46% Approval Matches All-Time Low in Gallup”

  1. Possum Dearie says:

    The Dead Grandma Bounce is gone, folks.

  2. Keep screwing the chicken dems than you will acheive the impossible you will get an -500,000,000% approval rating

  3. mr oysterhead says:

    From now on, the CBO will be in charge of scoring all approval polls before they can be released to the public.

  4. Flurmf says:

    TBJ, busted a gut laughing… but how many dollars’ of debt correspond to each of those virtual percentage points?

  5. Demosthenes says:

    Hehe…funny comments today 🙂

  6. The 111th, A Congress From Hell says:

    Gee, what a surprise. I thought sure a bill that was hated by 60% of the public would magically become very POPULAR once it was passed in the face of vehement public opposition. This result defies explanation.

  7. Thunderstorm Patriot says:

    “While Obama did peak at 51% mid-week after the passage of Obamacare, he has now lost that entire bounce and is at the low of his Presidency, which completely repudiates the “conventional wisdom” in the establishment media.”


    I take exception with this statement. The media has no wisdom, conventional or otherwise. The purpose of the media in our modern age is only to propagandize. They will claim whatever position is required to further their pet political agenda, whether that agenda leans right or left makes no difference.

    Just take a look at who the “experts” are on our news programs these days. The media will interview other media figures for opinions. It is incredibly incestuous. Yet they insist on pretending that their opinions carry some sort of insight or wisdom to maintain the facade of credibility. It is a house of cards built on lies and self-interest.

  8. I find answers to the poll’s questions most interesting in light of the fact that a majority of its respondents would enthusiastically vote Democrat if the November elections were held today, but a majority of them think that if control of Congress flipped to GOP control it would be a good thing for the country.

    Says a sorry lot about the average American’s ability to think logically.

  9. Obvious says:

    The numbers don’t bounce because many people that voted for Obama that don’t agree with him on every issue are tired of being called racists by Obama’s unhinged cult. They will not be supporting Obama’s agenda this November.

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