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Have you seen the president’s poll numbers lately? Not good. They’re the lowest they’ve ever been.
They’re as low as George W. Bush’s during Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq war. The disastrous roll out of Obamacare is the biggest factor.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll this week, just 39 percent of registered voters approve of the way the president is doing his job.
That’s his lowest since he took office in 2009. Only 39 percent say they support the Affordable Care Act, 45 percent oppose it.
And perhaps the most important part of this poll is that a majority of Americans for the very first time, 52 percent, said they no longer trust the president, saying he’s not “honest and trustworthy.”
The president, who once had nearly a 100 percent approval rating among African Americans, now has a 75 percent approval rating.
One of his biggest political allies, his so called explainer in chief, former President Bill Clinton says President Obama is going to have to keep his promise of if you like your plan you can keep your plan; If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.
He’s going to have to keep that promise but in order to do that; he’ll have to somehow reconfigure the Obamacare law and he cannot do that without an act of Congress.
Even die in the wool liberals are starting to break ranks and call for the delay of the Affordable Care Act.
CNN contributor Gloria Borger told Wolf Blitzer that once any president, Obama or otherwise, begins to lose trust with the people, it’s a good bet it’s over for his administration.
Borger says people start to tune them out and their influence in Washington and with the American people begins to wane, especially in their second terms when “lame duck” status begins to kick in and getting an agenda through becomes all but impossible.
Hence, the question, has the president lost his mojo; and can he get it back?
Political strategists say it’s going to be tough considering only 105, 000 people signed-up for Obamacare in one month.
So, in order to turn things around, maybe Bill Clinton, who knows a few things about regaining the trust of the American people is right. Maybe the president has to start with keeping his promise.
The one thing President Obama has going for him is that polls show people still like him, in all of this, he is still very likeable.
So, I wouldn’t count him out just yet. I’ve seen him turn things around before, by luck and mostly by political savvy.
I witnessed it personally when I lived in Chicago and he won an against all odds U.S. Senate campaign.
We all witnessed it when he again, against all odds, became the first black president, ever!
Against all odds, he did what not even the great Bill Clinton could not do, without one Republican vote; he got national health care legislation passed, no matter how flawed you might think it is.
And don’t forget he helped turn around the worst economy since the Great Depression.
The president has said that he’s run his last political campaign. I don’t think he has yet.
His enemies have labeled him ‘the campaigner in chief.’ That just might be his biggest asset, you want to know why? Because I think he has one more campaign in him.
But if he wants to win, he’d better get the one place where people can vote for him fixed- and he better do it fast and that’s the Obamacare website.