Poll Shows Obama Health Care Rating Low

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A new poll shows that more Americans are unhappy with President Barack Obama's performance in the health care debate.

Only 49 percent say they believe he will make the right decision for the country, compared to the 60 percent who said that when his presidency was 100 days old.

The ABC News-Washington Post poll shows that the president's overall approval rating is 57 percent.

But 53 percent disapprove of his handling of the federal deficit.

50 percent oppose the healthcare reform bill, while 45 percent support it.

Click play for more on President Obama's push for healthcare reform with CBN News White House Correspondent David Brody.

Obama said Republicans are to blame for blocking healthcare legislation.   Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said the president should be trying harder to work with members of the other party.

"I think early on, a decision was made by the Republican leadership that said, 'Look, let's not give them a victory'," Obama said. "Maybe we can have a replay of 1993-94 when Clinton came in."

"The White House should be leading, and trying to get 70 to 80 votes for anything as important as health care reform is, instead of worrying about blaming one party or another," Grassley said.

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