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Thursday, December 8, 2016

President Obama’s “Osama bounce”–the jump in approval ratings from the death of the world’s most notorious terrorist–may be fading as Americans start to freak out about the sluggish economy. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll of registered voters across country give former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s a three-point advantage over the president. Romney’s lead is statistically insignificant, but it comes along with some more ominous signs for the Obama campaign: A majority of independent voters, who had warmed to the president after the killing of Bin Laden by Navy SEALS in early May, now disapprove of his job performance, and a new high–59%–of registered voters disapprove of his handling of the economy. [ABC News]

 

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