New poll: Romney has lowest personal popularity of any major-party nominee in three decades

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A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds Mitt Romney accepts the Republican nomination for president with the lowest personal popularity of any major-party nominee in polls dating to Ronald Reagan’s presidency.

Key findings: 40% of registered voters see Romney favorably overall, while 51% rate him unfavorably — 11 points underwater in this basic measure.

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