Barack Obama Holds Early Advantage Ahead Of 2012 Despite Ratings Dip: Poll

04/19/2011 10:04 am ET | Updated Jun 19, 2011
  • Dan Balz & Jon Cohen The Washington Post

Deepening economic pessimism has pushed down President Obama's approval rating to a near record low, but he holds an early advantage over prospective 2012 rivals in part because of widespread dissatisfaction with Republican candidates, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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