The president’s approval ratings on health care policy have sunk to 37 percent, with immigration and foreign policy also coming in low at 32 percent and 34 percent, respectively, according to new numbers from the Pew Research Center.
The low numbers could affect Obama’s ability to accomplish his remaining goals, which include immigration reform, expanding access to early childhood education, and raising the minimum wage.
A deputy Democratic leader in the New Hampshire Senate told The Washington Post that Obama could be a lame-duck president. “His credibility is hurt, because he said things that aren’t quite true,” Lou D’Allesandro said, referring to the president’s pledge that if people liked their health coverage they could keep it.
On NBC’s Morning Joe on Monday, John Heilemann, a journalist and a coauthor of Double Down and Game Change, said the rocky rollout of HealthCare.gov has driven down Obama’s health care numbers and is permeating the other policy categories.