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October 09, 2012


Popularity High for Romney - and Obama

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds Mitt Romney with his highest personal popularity of the election campaign -- but not by enough to lift his head above water, nor to surpass President Obama, who reached his own best favorability rating of the season.

Romney is now seen favorably by 47% of registered voters overall, unfavorably by 51%; Obama's rating is better, 55% to 44%.

Amy Walter: "The good news for Romney: He's seen a boost in his favorability ratings. The bad news: More still see him unfavorably than favorably. There have only been four presidential candidates in recent history who were underwater in favorability, at least briefly. All lost. John Kerry and Jimmy Carter in September, Walter Mondale, George H.W. Bush in October."














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