Not that he’s running for anything again, but President Obama’s approval in Iowa dropped to a new low of 38% in a Quinnipiac poll in the state that famously boosted his presidential aspirations.
The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent notes how polling has been very consistent on the health-care law – from 2009 until now. He writes, “Seriously, go look at the trends over time. The current split is roughly where opinion was in August of 2009 (45-50), when the Post first polled on this. It’s marginally better now for the law than it was after the 2010 midterm drubbing to Dems (43-52). It’s almost exactly where it was in the summer of 2012, before Obama won reelection decisively (47-47). Then it dropped, and now it’s back to where it was before the rollout.”
The Hill: “The presidential delegation to the Winter Olympics in Sochi will include tennis champion and gay rights activist Billie Jean King and hockey player Caitlin Cahow, the White House announced Tuesday, in a move that appears to be a symbolic rebuke against Russia's anti-gay laws.”
“Michelle Obama will sit for a trio of interviews with urban radio stations as part of a coordinated White House blitz intended to promote ObamaCare coverage among mothers and minorities,” The Hill writes. “The first lady will be interviewed Wednesday evening by Yolanda Adams, Al Sharpton, and Joe Madison, three of the nation’s most popular African American talk radio hosts.”
Ex-CIA Director James Woolsey told Fox of Edward Snowden: “I think giving him amnesty is idiotic. He should be prosecuted for treason. If convicted by a jury of his peers, he should be hanged by his neck until he is dead."
First published December 18 2013, 6:04 AM