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53 percent overall disapprove of the way President Obama is handling negotiations over the federal budget.

87 percent of Republicans, 58 percent of independents and 26 percent of Democrats agree.

75 percent of conservatives and 32 percent of liberals also agree.

Source: A Washington Post/ABC News poll of 1,005 U.S. adults conducted Oct. 9-13.

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