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Emails show concern over Obamacare before launch

Top Talkers: A majority of the country disapproves of Obamacare and how the president is handling health care, a new CBS News poll shows. And a new email shows concerns for the Obamacare site before it launched. The Morning Joe panel discusses.

More than half of Americans disapprove of Obamacare

Favorable ratings for President Obama and his signature health care law continue to drop among the American people.

Sixty-one percent of the public disapproves of Obamacare, and 63% think the glitches on HealthCare.gov are a “warning sign” for future issues, according to a CBS News poll released Wednesday.

Additionally, only 15% of Americans believe the health care law “will help,” whereas 39% think it “will hurt.”

The president’s approval rating this week reached 37%, the lowest in CBS News polling during his presidency. Fifty-seven percent of the country also disapprove of his job performance.

“If the poll numbers don’t start to turn quickly, it may be very difficult for the president to ever accentuate the positive aspects of the law because the opponents of it can cherry pick individual constituent examples, big macro problems with it,” Mark Halperin, senior political analyst for TIME, said on Thursday’s Morning Joe. “It is, I’d say, a crisis that needs to be addressed on substance and on politics.”

Obama last week received identical ratings as former President George W. Bush in 2005 during his second term just months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.

More than half of the public–52%–said Obama isn’t honest and trustworthy on issues ranging from health care and immigration to foreign policy and the economy, according to the Quinnipiac University poll.

More than half of Americans disapprove of Obamacare