Support for Obama’s healthcare reform drops to lowest since passing

Alexis Levinson Political Reporter
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Public support for President Obama’s healthcare reform has dropped to the lowest it has been since the bill was first passed.

In a new Associated Press/GFK poll, just 35 percent of Americans said that they strongly supported the bill while 45 percent said they opposed it. There is stronger sentiment among the opposition – while approximately the same number of people said they ‘strongly supported’ the reforms as ‘somewhat supported’ them, a full two-thirds of those who opposed it felt ‘strongly’ about that.

Perhaps most devastating for the President, his support among seniors has reached its lowest point: fewer than 30 percent now say they support the law. Seniors are a crucial demographic for any politician.

It’s not just healthcare; polls suggest that Obama is losing support across the board. A Reuters-Ipsos poll released today found that 69 percent of the public feel that the country is on the wrong track. The number is up 5 points just since last month.

Ipsos pollster Cliff Young pointed to Obama’s loss of support in another important demographic – his own party. 73 percent of Democrats polled said they approved of the President’s job, down seven points since last month.