Despite Record-Low Approval Numbers, Obama Tries To Fundraise
As President Barack Obama’s approval numbers have reached an all-time low, he is being put in the unenviable position of trying to raise money from Democratic donors. He met with big-ticket donors for the Democratic party in San Francisco on Monday, urging them to buck up as even his own party is beginning to abandon him over the botched rollout of ObamaCare. Obama is now choosing to focus on the economy and immigration as a means of getting bipartisan support, while also painting himself as a victim of rabid tea party conservatives.
“Right now in this country there is at least one faction of one party that has decided they are more interested in stopping progress than advancing it,” said Obama during the speech. They aren’t interested in compromise or engaging in solving problems and more interested in scoring points for the next election.”
However, he faced protests and hecklers during his fundraising efforts. A Qunnipiac University study from earlier this month also showed 54 percent of Americans disapprove of the job that Obama is doing, compared to just 39 percent who approve. Quinnipiac University Polling Institute assistant director Tim Malloy confirmed that “President Obama’s job approval rating has fallen to the level of former President George H.W. Bush at the same period of his Presidency.” Ratings from male and female voters from all age and economic backgrounds have shown higher disapproval ratings than approval ratings.
The White House was also hoping to have 500,000 people enrolled in ObamaCare by the end of October, but website glitches and general distrust of the plan have resulted in only 40,000 people signing up so far.