Nearly two months have passed since the partial government shutdown ended and the disastrous Obamacare rollout began. While the President’s overall approval ratings have been thrust into a downward spiral, opinions of his leadership as Commander in Chief have also taken a turn for the worst.
A new poll published Sunday by Rasmussen Reports show negative reviews of President Obama’s leadership at their highest level in over three years.
The survey of 1,000 likely U.S. voters taken earlier this week resulted in 44 percent of participants considering the President’s leadership to be “poor”– the highest negative rating since September 2010.
Unfortunately for the President, these negative ratings seem to be trending across all generations.
Recent Gallup poll figures show that only 45 percent of Millenials, ages 18-29, now approve of President Obama’s job performance– down from 60 percent in May 2013.
The scandals and abysmal rollout of Obamacare, the President’s legacy piece of legislation, that have consumed his second term have impacted many of his former supporters and left them with a dwindling faith in his competence. If the President continues to lose the trust of his base, monumental policy reforms that he anticipated passing during his second term might well be dead on arrival.
According to Politico, Democratic sources say that “Obama can expect that lawmakers will be quicker to criticize him – and distance themselves from his policies – than they have in the past.”