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Obama is suffering in the polls, but the Dems have cheered up. And Colin Powell gets an iPad

By Renegade   May 2010

Barack Obama may have fended off economic disaster, passed a health bill and agreed nuclear arms cuts with Russia, but this recent string of achievements has done nothing for his popularity. Opinion polls predict him being beaten in 2012 by any generic Republican, by 42.6 per cent to 40.7 per cent, and his approval/disapproval ratings are running neck and neck.

There is, however, one Democrat with a favourability rating of 61 per cent: Hillary Clinton. She is much more popular now than when running for president, despite not being prominent on big foreign policy issues. But that may be to…

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