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U.S. President Barack Obama answers a question as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney (rear) looks on during the second presidential debate in Hempstead, New York, October 16, 2012. &nbsp;REUTERS/Mike Segar
Who would have figured that these would be the good old days for Republicans?
According to the latest survey by Selzer & Co. for Bloomberg News, Americans seem to like President Obama's second-term approach of saying what he wants and fighting for it:
Fifty-five percent of Americans approve of Obama’s performance in office, his strongest level of support since September 2009, according to a Bloomberg National poll conducted Feb. 15-18.
The poll, which had a margin of error of ±3.1 percent, found Republicans in far worse shape:
Only 35 percent of the country has a favorable view of the Republican Party, the lowest rating in a survey that began in September 2009. The party’s brand slipped six percentage points in the last six months, the poll shows
To put that six point drop in perspective, six months ago Mitt Romney had just returned to the U.S. from his disastrous #Romneyshambles tour and was preparing to get introduced to the country by Clint Eastwood speaking to an empty chair. But now, somehow, the GOP has figured out how to sink their brand even deeper.
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Originally posted to The Jed Report on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:31 AM PST.

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