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|Interesting findings from some focus groups of swing voters conducted by the Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner in partnership with the think tank Third Way. Seems Obama will be the first Democrat in forty years who will be going into a presidential election with high voter approval of his national security record--a consequence of his killing of bin Laden as well as a string of other foreign policy accomplishments.
While the new report stresses that the Democratic Party itself, as distinct from Obama, still suffers from an old image of being too weak and indecisive on national security, the Republican brand has also taken a hit from the Bush years, and swing voters react coolly to what they hear from GOP presidential contenders on the subject.