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Kay Hagan’s Approval Rating Collapses; Obama And ObamaCare To Blame

- November 12, 2013

Democratic Polling Firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) Finds That In The Last Two Months, Kay Hagan's Lead Over Republican Rivals Has Collapsed, With Hagan's Lead Over Republicans Standing At Between +3 To -1 Points. (Public Policy Polling, 701 RV, MoE 3.7%, 11/8-11/13)

  • When Polled By PPP In September, Hagan Led All Republican Rivals By Between 12 To 17 Points. (Public Policy Polling, 600 RV, MoE 4.0%, 9/6-9/13)

Hagan's Personal Approval Rating Stands At -5, With 44 Percent Approving Of Hagan's Job Performance And 49 Percent Disapproving. (Public Policy Polling, 701 RV, MoE 3.7%, 11/8-11/13)

  • When Polled By PPP In September, North Carolinians Gave Hagan A +4 Approval Rating, With 43 Percent Approving And 39 Percent Disapproving. (Public Policy Polling, 600 RV, MoE 4.0%, 9/6-9/13)

Hostility To President Obama And ObamaCare Seems To Be Driving Hagan's Declining Fortunes

In Its Polling Memo, PPP Writes "It Seems Likely That The Difficulties With The Rollout Of ObamaCare Are Helping To Make Life More Difficult For Hagan." "It seems likely that the difficulties with the rollout of Obamacare are helping to make life more difficult for Hagan. It's always been unpopular in North Carolina and currently 38% of voters say they approve of it to 48% who disapprove, numbers pretty consistent with what we've found over the years. But what's really hurting Democrats is its being back in the news - 69% of voters say its rollout has been unsuccessful so far to only 25% who deem it a success." (Press Release, "North Carolina Senate Race Tightens Considerably," Public Policy Polling, 11/12/13)

  • "It's No Coincidence That The Decline In Hagan's Approval Numbers Tracks Pretty Closely With A Big Decline In President Obama's Popularity Over That Same Period Of Time." (Press Release, "North Carolina Senate Race Tightens Considerably," Public Policy Polling, 11/12/13)

North Carolinians Disapprove Of ObamaCare By A 10 Point Margin, With 38 Percent Approving And 48 Percent Disapproving. (Public Policy Polling, 701 RV, MoE 3.7%, 11/8-11/13)

69 Percent Of North Carolinians Say The Implementation Of ObamaCare Has Been "Somewhat Unsuccessful" Or "Very Unsuccessful" Versus Just 25% Who Say It Has Been "Somewhat Successful" Or "Very Successful." (Public Policy Polling, 701 RV, MoE 3.7%, 11/8-11/13)

  • 49 Percent Say The Rollout Of ObamaCare Has Been "Very Unsuccessful." (Public Policy Polling, 701 RV, MoE 3.7%, 11/8-11/13)

53 Percent Of North Carolinians Disapprove Of President Obama's Job Performance. (Public Policy Polling, 701 RV, MoE 3.7%, 11/8-11/13)

NORTH CAROLINIANS HOSTILITY TO OBAMA AND HAGAN IS UNSURPRISING, OBAMACARE HAS BEEN DISASTROUS FOR NORTH CAROLINA

160,000 North Carolinians Have Been Kicked Off Their Existing Insurance Plans As A Result Of ObamaCare According To The Associated Press. "North Carolina 160,000" ("State By State: 3.5 Million Insurance Policies Canceled," The Associated Press , 11/2/13)

Blue Cross Blue Shield, North Carolina's Largest Insurer, Has Enrolled Just One Person Through The State's ObamaCare Exchange "And That Person Hasn't Paid." "The public's problems in trying to deal with the troubled Health Insurance Marketplace website aren't the only problems plaguing the system. WNCN Investigates learned the state's largest insurer has experienced a number of problems with the system. Blue Cross Blue Shield has more than 3.7 million customers in our state, but internal emails obtained by WNCN show that as of last Friday, only one person had enrolled for health insurance through the Exchange and that person hasn't paid." (Steve Sbraccia, "Blue Cross NC: No Payments Made Through Health Care Exchange," WNCN, 11/4/13)

North Carolinians Who Have Lost Their Coverage May Face Considerably Higher Costs

According To HHS's Report On Premiums In The ObamaCare Exchanges, A 27 Year Old In North Carolina Will Pay An Average Of $186 A Month For The Lowest Bronze Plan - An Increase Of 341.98 Percent Over Average Premiums Currently Available. (Office Of The Assistant Secretary For Planning And Evaluation, "Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums For 2014," HHS, 9/13; John E. Dickson, Director Of Health Care For The Government Accountability Office,Letter To Honorable Orrin G. Hatch, 7/23/13)

North Carolina Resident George Schwab Was "Perfectly Happy" With His $228 Per Month Plan, But Is Being Kicked Off Due To ObamaCare. "George Schwab, 62, of North Carolina, said he was 'perfectly happy' with his plan from Blue Cross Blue Shield, which also insured his wife for a $228 monthly premium. But this past September, he was surprised to receive a letter saying his policy was no longer available. The 'comparable' plan the insurance company offered him carried a $1,208 monthly premium and a $5,500 deductible." (Lisa Myers and Hannah Rappleye, "Obama Admin. Knew Millions Could Not Keep Their Health Insurance," NBC News, 10/28/13)

The Best Plan Schwab Could Find On The Exchange Costs $948 Per Month, A 415 Percent Increase. "And the best option he's found on the exchange so far offered a 415 percent jump in premium, to $948 a month." (Lisa Myers and Hannah Rappleye, "Obama Admin. Knew Millions Could Not Keep Their Health Insurance," NBC News, 10/28/13)

  • "'The Deductible Is Less,' He Said, 'But The Plan Doesn't Meet My Needs. Its Unaffordable.'" (Lisa Myers and Hannah Rappleye, "Obama Admin. Knew Millions Could Not Keep Their Health Insurance," NBC News , 10/28/13)

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