More dispiriting poll numbers for true believers in Obamacare, as ABC News reports these brand-new figures:

“Despite the considerable efforts of Congress and the president to pass health insurance reform, the public remains reluctant to endorse that goal,” Gallup says.

The poll shows that 49% of respondents say or lean towards saying that they would advise their member of Congress to vote against a bill, while 44% say or lean towards advocating in favor of the bill. Support among Rs, Ds, and Is has dropped since last month, having dropped 12 points among Republicans, 6 points among Democrats and 8 points among Independents since early October. By 53-40, most Americans disapprove of the President’s handling of health care policy—”his worst review to date on this issue.”

The good news for Obamacare pushers is that Vice President Joe Biden has gone on the video warpath to persuade fence-sitters:

In a video posted to the White House’s website today, Vice President Biden asks whether people should trust “the people who say you’d be better off if you just left things the way they are” or “the folks who actually know something about what’s happening in our health care system.”

The bad news is that it’s the same Joe Biden who posed for this photo just the other night.