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Photo by: ROD LAMKEY JR

President Obama waves goodbye to a crowd that included ironworkers and steamfitters following his speech urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. If he is re-elected next year, he would break a long history of losses by incumbents who had an approval rating below 50 percent a year before voters go to the polls. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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