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December 18, 2012


Obama Gets Bounce But No Mandate

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds President Obama's approval rate at 54%, his highest (excepting a brief bin Laden bounce) in nearly two years. And even while weakly rated on the economy, he leads the Republicans in trust to handle it by 18 percentage points, his widest margin since July 2009.

That said, Americans by 56% to 34% say Obama does not have "a mandate to carry out the agenda he presented during the presidential campaign," but rather should "compromise on things the Republicans strongly oppose."














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