Former Obama advisor David Plouffe appeared on This Week With George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning and predicted that President Barack Obama’s approval rating would rise over the next few months, following the increasing functionality of the Affordable Care Act.
“This has been a tough task,” Plouffe said. “It’s not just health care. The shutdown affected everybody’s confidence in government. But let’s fast-forward to the State of the Union and the months after that. Health care working better, a lot of people signing up. The economy continuing to strengthen. Hopefully no Washington shutdowns. I think the president’s numbers will recover. I think people’s confidence will recover.”
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan rebutted that Obama’s broken “if you like you plan, you can keep your plan” pledge would permanently cost him in the polls.
“I think he spoke directly to this, and I think people accepted what he had to say,” Plouffe replied. “I think people trust this president. There have been numbers all over the place. But I’m confident that in a few months from now, the trust numbers will come up, and his approval number will come up.”
Watch the full clip below, via ABC News:
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