Obama gets low marks for handling of VA


President Obama. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

More than six out of 10 Americans say they disapprove of the way President Obama has handled the situation involving health care for veterans at VA facilities, a new Gallup poll released Thursday shows.

Sixty-three percent disapprove, while just 29 percent approve. Eight percent say they have no opinion.

Many Americans say they have been closely following the scandals that have rocked the VA. Sixty-nine percent say they have been following the story very or somewhat closely. The problems at the VA involve long wait times and false record-keeping.

So, how to fix the troubles? Gallup asked an open-ended question and received a wide range of responses. The most popular responses were better/timelier care, a staff overhaul and stronger supervision.

svnpqzmuruaearxow7t6cq

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Politics

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Next Story
Reid Wilson · June 12, 2014

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.