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In the Crossfire: the President's waning popularity
November 19th, 2013
04:06 PM ET

In the Crossfire: the President's waning popularity

Is President Obama experiencing a sophomore slump? His signature health care law's rollout turned from glitches to a debacle. Now, blocked judicial nominees and record low poll numbers.

How can the President come back?

In the Crossfire: Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition.

They join hosts S.E. Cupp and Van Jones at 6:30pET to debate President Obama's waning popularity.

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  1. Minnie Mouse

    The poll rates are always going up and down, without reflecting everyones opinion because they come from only a certain percentage.

    He needs to get this site up and run efficiently and people back into insurances so they don't have to go through the same mess again in a year of losing coverage. These people need a permanent solution now. The website is to costly and was really an added expenses that wasn't necessary. The costs of this site are to grand, and the site is to technically that even the people working on it can't figure it out and when they do, it's going to take months or possibly even years to be fully functional.

    The simple common solution to this law was to just tell people to they needed to purchases insurance, have the providers meet the standard law, and for all business to provide a health care plan to the employees. I

    t's not the governments job to figure out how everyone in this country needs to survive financially. The law was passed that everyone had to go out and purchase car insurance. No one launched and expensive web site for car insurance, we all have to pick up the phone, go online, or go in person to who ever we wanted to and just figure it out!!

    November 21, 2013 at 7:03 am | Reply
  2. Bubba

    Oh no....Obama will never get reelected now. Ha ha ha. Obama is just enjoying shoving his expensive size 13 shoes in some GOP rears. Obama has stirred the pot so much that the GOP cannot catch its breath.
    Obama's real base is fine, and the wallflowers will come around.

    November 21, 2013 at 12:57 am | Reply
  3. REGinAZ

    I recently was given advice to “not let details blind me from the total picture” and then immediately was bombarded by the same individual with a string of “details” aimed to slant the “total picture”. I suspect that many of these internet people are just paid / volunteer shills charged to dominate the internet and to put over the GOP propaganda, even to posing as Independents. What happens is that tactic has exactly the opposite affect on me and actually makes it harder for me to be open to their arguments. Besides, I’ve come to the point that I don’t want to argue and see that as a literal waste of time, preferring to simply have people state their opinion and let everyone else simply think and decide for themselves.

    I have a degree in psychology and have taken additional courses on religions, several religions. I’m older, have raised my children, I’m now retired and have lived a full life. I have been dirt poor, have owned my own businesses, been in management, have earned high incomes but most of my life, including now, I have just been very basic middle class. Like something totally on its own keeps forcing me back to that same level. My point: through all of that, in both life experiences and in academia, one particular thing has been driven home to me and that is that you can’t ever expect to see real quality without there being humility. While even clergy can get away from it when pushing righteous egotism, all religious doctrines actually teach humility is God’s way. Now all politicians have their big egos, they wouldn’t be in politics without, but too many really lack any humility and then everything is just about them, nothing matters but them and without any humility (phony righteousness doesn’t qualify) they justify anything and simply have no conscience – the sociopathic personality. The Democrats have their’s but there is no doubt that the Republican / Tea Party have a total abundance of them, very likely due to the fact “the money” owns and controls them and wants no hesitation or conscience in their serving “the money’s” interests (Norquist and the boys assure this). While it is not the deciding factor it does have a strong negative effect and totally disgusts me when I see Cruz, Palin, Paul, Cantor, Perry, McConnell, Boehner, Cheney, Rove, GWBush, Romney, Santorum and just so many others, including Limbaugh and others who speak for them, being completely obnoxious, arrogant, cocky, stubborn, belligerent, deceptive and just totally egotistic and self-centered without any reservation, as if they can count on doing whatever they want. How can anyone ever expect them to honestly care about the people?

    November 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  4. McShannon

    Approval ratings for all elected governmental jobs are at an all time low, including the entire Congress. Making claims on President Obama's popularity without full comparison to how other politicians are faring is out of context and worthless proclamation.

    November 20, 2013 at 11:47 am | Reply
  5. nclaw441

    CBS News has a new poll out, showing Mr. Obama's approval rating at 37%.

    November 20, 2013 at 8:36 am | Reply
  6. Name*alex

    Nothing Obama does will please his opponents. Obama will beat any Republican in a repeat election a thousand times over poll or no poll. His opponents are heartless non starters.

    November 19, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Reply
    • DeepeThought

      If Republican's were heartless they would be giving less to charities than Democrats and committing more violent crimes than Democrats, but they are not.
      The biggest reason Democrats get elected is their ability to ignore the debt and bribe the voters with taxpayer funds.

      November 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Reply
  7. Jjr67

    The O community organizer is a monumental fail and the example of incompetence.

    November 19, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Reply
  8. morrie

    The people that did not vote for Obama are the ones who are and have been unhappy because he won a second term. Obama is still the same, it is the people who cry the loudest get most of the attention and will not like or approve of anything Obama does.

    November 19, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Reply
    • nclaw441

      Morrie, his approval ratings are low enough now that even some of his base is against him...

      November 20, 2013 at 8:38 am | Reply

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