President Obama’s approval rating is up to 42% according to a new Gallup poll released today. One reason for Obama’s increase in ratings may be the passage of the heatlh care bill.
Obama’s approval ratings on healthcare policy were in the 40% to 44% range in surveys conducted in the second half of 2009 but fell to the upper 30% range earlier this year as the debate on healthcare reform intensified. The current uptick suggests that the president regained some positioning on the issue as a result of the healthcare bill’s passage.
However, will the President’s approval ratings continue to increase as more people understand the consequences of the bill? Civitas’ Marianne Suarez explains how the newly enacted health care bill will affect the future of America’s health care system. Be sure to read the piece here.