ABC/WaPo: Obama Leads Romney By Seven, Economic Rating Improves | Talking Points Memo

A new poll from ABC News and the Washington Post shows President Obama with a seven point lead over former Massachusetts Gov. and likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney among registered voters nationally, as the vast majority of Americans still think the economy is in a recession but are feeling better about the way Obama is handling the situation. The President’s overall approval rating in the poll is up to 50 percent, against 45 percent who disapprove, flipped from a negative 46 – 50 split in ABC/WaPo’s polling a month ago.

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