A recent national telephone survey of 1,000 likely U.S. voters shows 38 percent giving the president good or excellent marks for his dealings with health care. But 47 percent rate Obama’s handling of health care issues as poor. This marks a negative shift from June and are Obama’s worst numbers since April of this year.


The president has earned positives in the health care area ranging from 30 percent to 44 percent in monthly tracking since early last year. His negatives have run from 39 percent to 55 percent in the same period.


Just 20 percent of voters now rate the new national health care law a success, while 42 percent view it as a failure. Only 11 percent say they’ve been personally helped by Obamacare, while 30 percent say they’ve been hurt by it.