By BETH FOUHY (AP)
Conservative House Democrats are balking at the cost and direction of Obama's top priority, an overhaul of the nation's health care system. A key Senate Democrat, Max Baucus of Montana, complains that Obama's opposition to paying for it with a tax on health benefits "is not helping us."
Another Democrat, Rep. Dan Boren of Oklahoma, tells his local newspaper that Obama is too liberal and is "very unpopular" in his district.
From his first days in office, Obama's popularity helped him pass the landmark $787 billion stimulus package and fueled his ambitious plans to overhaul the nation's health care system and tackle global warming.
Obama continues to be comparatively popular. But now recent national surveys have shown a measurable drop in his job approval rating, even among Democrats.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:51 PM on Jul. 19, 2009
But the one-time industrial powerhouse has been hit hard by the weak economy, and a Quinnipiac University poll released this month showed Obama with a lackluster approval rating of 49 percent.
Article and TITLE came from the Associated PRess. Just wanting to get feedback/thoughts.
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Answer by Carpy at 2:04 PM on Jul. 19, 2009
Actually, a lot of the extreme left are pissed because he is being more moderate and leaning towards the middle. We as a country need a president in the middle. We can't have a president all the way to the right and we have seen recently what happens when our country is run by the extreme right....Obama is trying to clean their crap up now. He has been in office for less than 6 months, I have a feeling it takes longer than 6 months to clean up what the Bush legacy left us. I am a democrat and I have hope that he will continue to do the right thing.
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