According to the latest polling data, Rob Ford, Toronto’s
notoriously inappropriate mayor, is more popular among his
constituents than President Obama is among Americans.
A CBS News poll released
last week found that Obama’s job approval rating has hit
37 percent, the lowest of his presidency yet and a nine-point
drop since October. By comparison, a Forum Research survey of 1,049
Toronto voters found that
42 percent support Mayor Ford’s job in the city.
The CBS poll found what may be the most significant contributing
factor to Obama’s dismal ratings: strong disapproval of Obamacare.
A rocky beginning to the opening
of the new health insurance exchanges has also taken its
toll on how Americans perceive the Affordable Care Act. Now,
approval of the law has dropped to 31 percent – the lowest number
yet recorded in CBS News Polls, and a drop of 12 points since
last month. Sixty-one percent disapprove (a high for this
poll), including 46 percent who say they disapprove strongly.
President Obama has also taken a hit on views of his honesty.
During the presidential campaign last fall, 60 percent of voters
said Mr. Obama was honest and trustworthy, but just 49 percent of
Americans think that today.
Obama’s disapproval rating is also at a record high of 57
Rob Ford’s approval rating remarkably
dropped by only two percentage points from earlier this month
made lewd sexual remarks in a live press conference,
trampled over a Councilmember during a city hall meeting,
caught on video shouting about wanting to kill a man), and is
actually three percentage points higher than it was last year
(before he admitted to
smoking crack in a “drunken stupor.”)
Telegraph reports, “The result suggests that Mr Ford could
still be competitive in next year’s municipal election, although
only 33 per cent of those polled said they would vote for him in
In addition to the CBS poll,
Gallup’s daily poll measuring three-day averages shows Obama’s
approval rating today as equal to Ford’s at 42 percent.
Congress meanwhile, is pulling a
7.5 percent approval rating according to a Huffington Post
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/27/obamas-approval-rating-now-lower-than-cr