David Plouffe: Obama’s Approval Ratings ‘Will Recover’

Former White House advisor says "people trust this president"

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Former White House advisor David Plouffe believes President Barack Obama will bounce back from his poor approval ratings following the botched rollout of the federal healthcare plan.

Plouffe appeared on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos and said he was “confident” that Obama’s approval rating would increase in the next few months because “people trust this president.”

Recent polls reveal Obama’s lowest approval rating in his presidency after a failed attempt to launch his healthcare website. Thousands of Americans were unable to access the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace when it launched Oct. 1.

“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: healthcare 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.”