Polls

Obama's Ratings Slip

Is the honeymoon over? A Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that Obama's ratings are slipping on key domestic policy issues. Approval for Obama's attitude toward health care reform has dropped below the 50-percent mark for the first time ever, and his ratings on the deficit (43-percent approval) have also taken a dive. His economic programs enjoy a 56-percent approval rating, but that's down from 64 percent in March and 72 percent just before he took office. Overall, people approve of Obama more than they approve of his policies, although the president's 59-percent approval rating is six points lower than it was a month ago, and represents his presidency's first dip below 60 percent approval.