ObamaCare continues to suffer sagging support among the American people, according to a new poll taken just as the now infamous Jonathan Gruber videos began to emerge earlier this month.
According to Gallup, the president’s health care law has hit yet another new low in public approval, and a new high in disapproval, as the second enrollment period opened for Americans to sign up.
Just 37 percent approve of the Affordable Care Act, 1 percentage point less than the previous low recorded in January, Gallup found in a new survey released Monday.
A majority of Americans disapprove of Obamacare, at 56 percent — a new high, Gallup said.
This tanking support for ObamaCare may be one reason the president himself found it necessary to respond to the uproar over the “Gruber-gate” videos that continue to circulate and resonate among angry voters.
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Trying to distance himself from, and even disavow, the man widely acknowledged to have been a key designer of the law, President Obama says he and fellow Democrats did not mislead the public. He disputed statements by MIT professor Gruber — statements made several times — that supporters of the bill schemed to take advantage of the “stupidity” of American voters.
Usatoday.com quotes the president:
“The fact that an adviser who was never on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with in terms of the voters is not a reflection on the actual process that was run.”
Many argue that the “never on our staff” defense is misleading, as Gruber was a highly paid consultant who met with the president at the White House on several occasions to work through key aspects of ObamaCare and how to mask its true economic impact.
On her Fox News show, “Justice,” Judge Jeanine Pirro launched a devastating, detailed attack on the deceitful tactics of Jonathan Gruber and the Obama administration, arguing that they conspired to commit fraud and that prosecution should follow.
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Judge Jeanine’s summary of “Gruber-gate” and the “conspiracy” to defraud the American public is both comprehensive and compelling.
You can watch Judge Jeanine’s commentary by clicking on the video above.
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