POLITICS
04/11/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

POLL: Nearly Two-Thirds Of Americans Want Congress To Keep Trying On Health Care

A large majority of Americans still want Congress to pass health care reform, according to early results from a Washington Post-ABC News poll released on Tuesday.

The study showed that Democrats were twice as likely to support reform compared to Republicans, but that overall 63% of the country favors continued action.

Respondents were asked, "Do you think lawmakers in Washington should keep trying to pass a comprehensive health-care reform plan, or should they give up on comprehensive health-care reform?"

Democrats responded "Yes" 88% of the time, Republicans 42% and independents 56%.

The poll also found that the public puts slightly more blame on the GOP than President Obama -- though there's plenty to go around:

Nearly six in 10 in the new poll say the Republicans aren't doing enough to forge compromise with President Obama on important issues; more than four in 10 see Obama as doing too little to get GOP support. Among independents, 56 percent see the Republicans in Congress as too unbending and 50 percent say so of the president; 28 percent of independents say both sides are doing too little to find agreement.

More from the poll, which has a margin of error of ±3%, will be in Wednesday's Post.