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        10/9/2012, Tishrei 23, 5773

      Dramatic Change in Polls Puts Obama Behind 8-Ball


      Mitt Romney now leads President Barack Obama by four percentage points, according to a new poll by the widely respected Pew Research Center. The dramatic change follows last week’s debate, in which Obama was viewed as a failure, but also follows a surprisingly large drop in the jobless rate, a point that favors Obama. Other polls also show that Romney’s popularity has risen to the point that the race is a statistical tie.