Thursday May 01, 201405:43 PM GMT
Americans disapproving of both parties: Carla Howell

A political activist says Americans, especially the younger generation, have become “jaded and disapproving” of both Democrats and Republicans in the United States.

President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped to a new low Tuesday, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The poll showed that Obama's rating fell to 41 percent, down from 46 percent for the first three months of the year, bumping up against the president’s lowest ratings since April 2009.

Reports of Obama’s low ratings “cite the botched rollout of Obamacare as one reason” among others, Carla Howell, the Libertarian Party political director, told Press TV in a phone interview.

Howell believes that Obama’s approval ratings are at this low because he “broke his promises” to the nation.
 
“He said you’d be able to keep your doctor – but many have lost their doctors. He said you can keep your insurance plan, but millions of plans were cancelled leaving people suddenly uninsured and vulnerable to catastrophic losses and delays in treatment that harm their health.”
 
She said that both Democrats and Republicans are responsible “for a host of disappointments to the American voters.”

NSA spying and mass surveillance, high unemployment, endless wars, bailout of banks and big corporations, heavy school debt for students, rising costs and a devaluing dollar are among other reasons why Americans are disapproving of their political system, Howell noted.

Obama’s low approval rating is considered to be a worrying sign for Democrats facing legislative elections in November 2014.

Experts say that when presidential ratings are as low as the current levels, the president’s party is almost certain to take a hit from voters.

AN/HRJ

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