President's Popularity Drops amid Obamacare Debacle

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The bungled rollout of Obamacare and broken promises that Americans could keep their insurance are taking a toll on President Barack Obama's popularity.

A new poll from ABC News found the president's approval rating dropped six points in one month. By some measures, it's considered the lowest point of his presidency.

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Only 46 percent of those polled see him as a strong leader, while 47 percent see him as honest and trustworthy.

Disapproval of the president's handling of the healthcare law's rollout stands at 65 percent. Just 40 percent approve.

The poll also shows if the 2012 presidential election were held today, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney would win.

Meanwhile, the White House has set a Nov. 30  deadline to fix the health care website, but Republicans say the damage is already done.

"I'll tell you what I'm hearing from my constituents," Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. "They're writing me about cancellation notices of plans they wanted to keep, rising premiums."

Republicans are counting on next year's congressional elections turning into a referendum on the health care law.

The number of Americans opposing the Affordable Care Act jumped eight points in one month, now at 57 percent.

"It's just one more reason why this health care law needs to be scrapped now," Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, said.

Also, a new report says the White House was warned as far back as late March that the Obamacare website rollout was facing serious risks.

Consulting firm Mckinsey and Company warned the White House about the risks facing the website and its call centers as early as March. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was included on that briefing.
Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., questioned how the public could trust the government.

"How can the public trust a hastily thrown together system in which meeting a deadline was more important for the administration than conducting complete end-to-end testing," he said.

The poll also shows Americans aren't just upset with the president and Obamacare. Seven out of 10 say the country is on the wrong track - the highest level in two years.

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