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A Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday says 59 percent — six in ten Americans — disapprove of the way the President is handling the economy and only 33 percent approve of his handling of the deficit.
The lackluster ratings showcase a dramatic drop from a 56 percent approval rating following the death of Osama bin Laden just a month ago.
The rapidly dropping poll numbers spell political trouble for Obama as he seeks a second term — assuming the Republicans can get their act together and field a viable candidate for President.
Leading GOP contender Mitt Romney is now tied with Obama among registered voters and the poll shows nine out of every 10 Americans believe the economy is in the crapper while 57 percent say the recovery has not begun despite rosy projections by the White House. Some 55 percent of those polled believe Republicans in Congress can do a better job of solving the nation’s economic ills than Obama.