1. Popularity Contest

    Romney Is Becoming Less Liked

    GOLDEN, CO - AUGUST 02: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during campaign event at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on August 2, 2012 in Golden, Colorado. One day after returning from a six-day overseas trip to England, Israel and Poland, Mitt Romney is campaigning in Colorado before heading to Nevada. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    America is starting to like Mitt Romney less and less. Of Americans who participated in a recent ABC News/Washington Post survey, 49 percent said they view the Republican presidential candidate unfavorably—more than the 45 percent who said the same thing in May. On the other hand, 40 percent of those who completed the survey still see him in a positive light. Another poll, by the Pew Research Center, confirms Romney's drop in favorability among the public, from 41 percent positivity in June to just 37 percent in July. President Obama, meanwhile, is popular with 53 percent of voters who participated in the ABC News/Washington Post poll and unpopular with about 43 percent of those surveyed. 

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