Poll: Obama healthcare ratings hold steady

Americans marginally disapprove of President Obama's handling of healthcare, but the numbers have held steady over the last few weeks, a new Gallup poll finds.

49% of Americans disapprove of Obama's work on healthcare, while 43% approve. Three weeks ago, the margin was 50%-44%.

Obama has always been more popular than the healthcare reform he advocates. Putting the President front and center has been one of Democrats key strategies for advancing a healthcare bill, so any hit to the President's popularity is bad news for reform. These numbers indicate that after a few bad weeks, things at least aren't getting any WORSE for healthcare's prospects.