11/19/2011 02:25 pm ET

Obama Outpaces GOP Rivals -- And His Own 2008 Results -- In Small Donations

Even with low approval ratings and an uncertain path to reelection, President Obama is exceeding expectations in one area: His campaign is doing far better at attracting grass-roots financial support this year than his Republican rivals or his own historic effort in 2008, according to new contribution data.

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