This morning on "New Day," we take a look at just-released poll numbers that may spell big trouble for the GOP heading into next year's mid-term elections. The new numbers are coming out, just as Democrats prepare to do some damage control.
Also, later today, the President is set to address the Obamacare website glitches at the White House.
We break those stories down and more at 6am ET on CNN. Join us!
The deal ending the shutdown may not have put a dent in Obamacare, but the battle over implementing the health coverage law is not over.
One venue that Republicans are turning to for leverage, starting next week: oversight hearings, beginning with some tough questions about why the rollout of the website for enrolling in health care exchanges is having so many problems.
"The American people deserve to know what caused this mess," said Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "Delays and technical failures have reached epidemic proportions."
Upton has already asked officials from the Department of Health and Human Services to brief his committee on the problems at a hearing scheduled for next Thursday. He also is asking them to turn over records of their communications with website contractors about the preparations for the site's launch, and the problems people have had trying to use it.
Additionally, the chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa, last week wrote to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius demanding information about the rollout problems. Joining him was Sen. Lamar Alexander, ranking Republican on the Senate committee on health, education, labor and pensions.
As CNN's Brian Todd reports, Sebelius has become the face of the technical glitches plaguing Obamacare.
On a tour promoting Obamacare this week, Sebelius said, "Now, I'll be the first to tell you that the website launch was rockier than we would have liked."
But that isn’t stopping potential customers from shopping.
“A company that analyzes web-traffic says after the first week online– out of all those who attempted to sign up through the federal exchange, just 1% ended up enrolling in Obamacare,” Todd reports.
“Administration officials say that's not accurate-but they're still not giving any specific numbers on enrollments. We have to emphasize: that company's data is un-official, and it's just a snapshot. It doesn't include state-run exchanges.”