Americans trust President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaEx-Saudi official says he was targeted by a hit team after fleeing to Canada Republican spin on Biden is off the mark Yellen expects inflation to return to normal levels next year MORE more than either Democrats or Republicans in Congress, a new Gallup poll finds.

Just under half of respondents, 49 percent, said they're confident in Obama's healthcare recommendations, compared to 37 percent for Democratic leaders in Congress and 32 percent for Republicans leaders in Congress.

The results may suggest it was wise for the president to set forth his own policy fixes in advance of the healthcare summit. Nevertheless, Obama's numbers are down from 58 percent in June.

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