Now that the websites are fixed and over 2 million Americans have signed up, President Obama’s daily approval ratings are climbing steadily! Millions of Americans who were unable to get insurance before now have access to health care, and people are celebrating with a big thumbs-up for the President.
Pollsters Gallup.com notes that presidential approval ratings are climbing due to several factors, among them support of same-sex marriage (over 50% of the nation) and legalization of recreational marijuana.
While approval ratings are still uncomfortably low, in fact low enough that Business Insider compared them to the Nixon years, Americans still disapprove more vehemently with the job the U. S. Congress is doing. According to the WaPo/ABC poll, twenty-four percent approve of how congressional Republicans are doing their jobs; 73% disapprove.
The WaPo/ABC poll also noted that thirty-four percent approve of how congressional Democrats are handling their jobs; 64% disapprove, along with twenty-four percent approving of how congressional Republicans are doing their jobs, with 73% disapproving.