Poll: Health care reform is Barack Obama's best and worst

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Washington, Jan.14 (ANI): Americans are evenly divided over health care that nearly identical percentages say reform is President Barack Obama's greatest accomplishment and his worst one since taking office, according to a new poll.

Asked what they considered the best thing Obama's done, 26 percent of registered voters surveyed by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute pointed to health care, Politico reports.

In another open-ended question, asking for views on the worst thing Obama's done as president, 27 percent said health care, including 1 percent who chided him for having "failed" or given in on "important parts of plan."

The poll also indicates that Obama's overall approval ratings are ticking upward.

Forty-eight percent of those surveyed said they approve of how he's doing his job, while 44 percent disapprove. In November, his approval rating was at 44 percent and his disapproval at 49 percent in the same poll.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,647 registered voters by phone Jan. 4-11. The error margin is plus or minus 2.4 percentage points. (ANI)

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