Political Headlines March 13, 2013: President Barack Obama’s Approval Rating Drops to 50 Percent in New ABC News / Washington Post Poll Post-Election Honeymoon Over

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Drop in Approval Ends Obama’s Post-Election Honeymoon

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-13-13

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PDF with full results, charts and tables here

The post-election party is over for Barack Obama, with the president slipping in overall approval and relinquishing his advantage over congressional Republicans in trust to handle the economy.  But it looks not so much like a gain for the GOP as a sequester-inspired pox on both houses.

The automatic budget cuts now in effect are unpopular, if not overwhelmingly so — Americans in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll disapprove by 53-39 percent.  But concerns about their impact are broad, and, by a 14-point margin, more put responsibility on the Republicans in Congress than on Obama for the sequester taking place….READ MORE

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