News from a new Politico poll which was done over the course of two weeks, from July 1 – 13th, 2014. The results are in and you can read it here.
Politico polled a list of voters, and a good mix of democrats, republicans and independents.
The news is a bit depressing if one is a political leader of the country. People are slightly more pessimistic (52-48%), and a large number, 45%, are still worried about the economy in general. The next group US citizens are worried about is healthcare in general at 9%. A sign that many do not share the optimistic view many democrats seem to be pushing.
For the President, things remain bad, with this disapproving of his job 57-43%, and those strongly disapproving him at 44%, against those strongly approving him only at 15%.
Congress fares even worse, and Republicans lower than democrats. The good news for Republicans is people seem to slightly favor voting for them in the election over democrats 39-37%.
Obamacare also is not faring well in the poll. Only 17% favor keeping the law as it is today. 38% do not mind keeping the law, but think it needs modifications and 45% say it needs to be repealed. It would need some major good points for people to change their minds about it.