Obama’s Second-Term Swoon

A new set of polls this week suggests the continuing problems of the Affordable Care Act’s rollout have hit President Barack Obama’s presidency hard. A new Gallup poll has Mr. Obama at 40% approval. A CBS News poll has him at 37%.
The administration’s troubles with the law’s implementation and the sliding approval numbers seem to bear the marks of a great tradition in American politics: the second-term setback and swoon. Think back over the last few two-term presidencies and you’ll recall the problems, often self-inflicted. CONT.

Dante Chinni, Wall Street Journal

Recent polls: President Obama