OBAMA APPROVAL FALLS TO NEW LOW,
QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY NATIONAL POLL FINDS;
U.S. VOTERS OPPOSE HEALTH CARE PLAN BY WIDE MARGIN
American voters give President Barack Obama a split 46 – 44 percent job approval, his lowest ever, and both the health care reform package that he wants Congress to pass and his personal rating on handling health care now win support from less than four in 10 Americans, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Voters disapprove 52 – 38 percent of the health care reform proposal under consideration in Congress, and they disapprove 56 – 38 percent of President Obama’s handling of health care, down from 53 – 41 percent in a November 19 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.
But voters support 56 – 38 percent giving people the option of being covered by a government health insurance plan, compared to 57 – 35 percent November 19.