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President Obama is likely to announce new proposals Thursday to help more Americans keep their existing health insurance policies.

The White House announced that Obama will make a statement on the Affordable Care Act at 11:35 a.m.

Obama and Obamacare have come under sharp attack from lawmakers and people who have lost their insurance since the new law came on line last month.

A malfunctioning health care website has also drawn heavy criticism.

Fellow Democrats have been urging Obama to make changes, and a number of bills are making their way through Congress.

Obama's announcement comes a day after the administration announced that only 26,794 people have been able to enroll in Obamacare because of the balky website.

All told, there were some 106,000 sign-ups in October, including about 79,000 who enrolled in 14 states that have their have their own websites, all number lower than projected.

The health care problems appear to be taking a toll on Obama's popularity and approval ratings.

A Quinnipiac Poll this week said that "for the first time" a majority of Americans -- 52% to 44% -- say that Obama is not honest and trustworthy.

"His previous lowest marks on honesty were May 30, when 49% of voters said he was honest and 47% said he wasn't," Quinnipiac reported.

The health care law appears to be the root of Obama's current problem.

His ratings have fallen since the beginning of October and the unveiling of the malfunctioning web site.

Voters are also criticizing Obama for his long-ago pledge that people who like their existing insurance policies could keep them. Many Americans have received cancelation notices, though administration officials said that many of the affected policies do not meet new federal quality standards.

Administration officials, noting that Congress has an even lower approval rating, said voters are upset with all of Washington.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said the president is working to fix problems with the health care law, and other challenges facing Americans.

"We need to focus here on getting the work done that the American people sent us to do," he said. "And that means working together to fix problems when they arise, not to try to score political points, and it means taking ownership and responsibility for problems that happen on your watch."

President Obama isn't just facing lower approval ratings -- people are starting to question his honesty and trustworthiness.

A Quinnipiac Poll this week said that "for the first time" a majority of Americans -- 52% to 44% -- say that Obama is not honest and trustworthy.

"His previous lowest marks on honesty were May 30, when 49% of voters said he was honest and 47% said he wasn't," Quinnipiac reported.

If people don't trust Obama, it's going to be very hard for him to upgrade his approval rating -- now down to 39%, according to that same poll.

It also makes it harder for Obama to get anything through Congress, whether it's an immigration bill or changes to the health care law.

And the health care law appears to be the root of Obama's current problem.

His ratings have fallen since the beginning of October and a rollout of the health care law that has featured an infamously malfunctioning web site.

Voters are also on Obama for his long-ago pledge that people who like their existing insurance policies could keep them. Many Americans have received cancelation notices, though administration officials said that many of the affected policies do not meet new federal quality standards.

White House officials, noting that Congress has an even lower approval rating, said voters are upset with all of Washington.

"There is no question that the dysfunction in Washington that the American people have seen is taking its toll on everyone," said Obama spokesman Jay Carney.

Carney said the president is working to fix problems with the health care law, and other challenges facing Americans.

"We need to focus here on getting the work done that the American people sent us to do," he said. "And that means working together to fix problems when they arise, not to try to score political points, and it means taking ownership and responsibility for problems that happen on your watch."

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