The Buzz

November 19, 2013

New poll shows that Obama is sinking fast

The president’s job approval is down, and his disapproval number has never been higher

The Buzz

The facts, faces and hum of local politics with Steve Kraske and Dave Helling

This is getting ugly.

President Barack Obama’s poll numbers keep slip slidin’ away and have now reached the lowest point of his presidency, according to a

new ABC News-Washington Post poll

out Tuesday.

The culprit: the rollout of the new health-care law.

Here is the painful truth for the president:

• Obama’s overall approval rating sits at 42 percent, down six points in the last month. This is a record low for Obama in the ABC News-Post polls.

• His disapproval rating stands at 55 percent, the worst of his presidency.

• Some 44 percent say they strongly disapprove of the way he’s handling his job. This, too, is the worst of his presidency.

• Opposition to the new health-care law also stood at record highs with a whopping 57 percent saying they disagree with it.

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