(July 20) -- Is the honeymoon over? Six months into his presidency, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows approval ratings for President Barack Obama's handling of health care, the economy and the budget deficit sliding.
As he starts a major push for health-care reform legislation, approval for Obama's handling of the issue dropped to 49 percent, down four points from a month ago. Approval for his handling of the economy fell four points as well, to 52 percent, and his handling of the federal budget deficit was down five points to 43 percent.
Obama's overall job approval rating is higher than it is for specific issues, but it also took a hit. It slipped to below the 60 percent mark for the first time in Post/ABC polling, to 59 percent -- a drop of six points in a month.