President Barack Obama won’t have much cheer going into the holiday season if he looks at his latest ratings. The approval numbers for Obamacare have reached record lows with 62% of people opposing the health care initiative and just 35% of Americans supporting it.
“You see the ditch that the Obama administration has dug for itself,” said CNN Chief National Correspondent John King. “This is a law that divided the country anyway, but then you had the rollout drive a lot of the President’s supporters anyway. It’s as if he’s losing part of his own base.”
The latest approval numbers also show that 60% of women now oppose Obamacare, which is a six point jump from ratings last month. That’s the President’s base. Those are the people that make a lot of the healthcare and financial decisions for American families,” said King. This is the President’s signature domestic initiative. He needs to people to warm to it. This is healthcare. It’s one of the most important things in your life.
Although enrollment numbers for Obamacare have increased in recent weeks, the numbers are still far below White House expectations. Roughly 100,000 people signed up through healthcare.gov last month, which was a four-fold increase from October. However, White House officials were hoping for 500,000 people to sign up for the plan by this point.