The panel on Morning Joe admitted what we already knew…
Obama’s sinking poll numbers are dragging down Democrats up for reelection in 2014.
Advertisement - story continues below
Kaiser Health News reported:
With its troubled rollout of the new insurance marketplaces, the Obama administration has achieved something Republicans have failed to do: seriously dent the popularity of the health care law, according to poll released Friday.
Nearly half of Americans now hold an unfavorable view of the law and only a third like it, according to the poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. (KHN is an editorially independent part of the foundation.) The 16-percentage point gap between positive and negative views is almost the largest it has been since the foundation began its monthly tracking poll in April 2010. The only time the gap was bigger was in October 2011, when the Republican presidential candidates, gearing up for the primary season, were taking turns bashing the law.
Support among Democrats plunged from 70 percent last month to 55 percent. Women, who were split over the merits of the law month, have turned against it, with views mirroring the overall public view this month. While most people don’t think it will affect them one way or the other, 43 percent of the public now says the law is going to leave the country worse off, while 34 percent think it will be an improvement.
With 49 percent of people opposing the law and 33 percent favoring it, the Kaiser poll results are broadly similar to those reported earlier this month by other organizations. A Washington Post-ABC poll found a 57 percent majority against the law, with 40 percent favoring it. Gallup found that 55 percent of people disapprove of the law while 40 percent like it. Gallup found the most popular criticisms were that the law was “government interference” and “forcing people to do things.” Gallup also found that a minority of the public believes it’s the government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health coverage.