[Ed. note: Who are you going to believe … him or your lyin’ eyes?]
The hits to President Obama’s popularity, prompted by the botched HealthCare.gov rollout, are simply a natural fluctuation every commander-in-chief faces, Obama told interviewer Barbara Walters in an interview aired Friday.
“If you remember, I’ve gone up and down pretty consistently throughout,” Obama said in the ABC interview on Friday. “But the good thing about when you’re down is that usually you’ve got nowhere to go but up.”
“I got re-elected in part because people did think I was trustworthy and they knew I was working on their behalf,” Obama said in the network’s exclusive.
A CNN Poll of Polls complied Thursday showed the president’s approval rating at 41%, near a low of his five years in office. The numbers have dipped as Obama’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act, faces problems with its website and the number of Americans whose health plans are being canceled.