Obama Touts Health Care Plan in Press Conference

With the health care debate ramping up, with Republicans assailing Democrats for the high price tag and a public option plan, Obama's ratings on the subject also slipped slightly. Only 53 percent of Americans approve of Obama's handling of health care while 39 percent disapprove of it, up from 29 percent in April.

In his first non-primetime press conference, Obama upped his rhetoric considerably on Iran, and also lashed out at Republican critics in Congress for not understanding his position. According to the poll, 61 percent of Americans approve of the president's work in international affairs, which is down slightly from April, and 52 percent approve of his approach to Iran.

Overall though, despite the slight slip in ratings, the president and his party enjoy more support than the GOP. Only 36 percent of Americans now have a favorable view of the Republican party, and more Americans trust Obama on key issues such as the economy and health care.

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