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• 46 percent overall say Mr. Obama is honest and trustworthy; 13 percent of Republicans and 85 percent of Democrats agree.

• 49 percent overall say Mr. Obama has “strong leadership qualities; 20 percent of Republicans and 80 percent of Democrats agree.

• 48 percent say Mr. Obama does not have those qualities; 76 percent of Republicans and 17 percent of Democrats agree.

Source: A Quinnipiac University poll of 1,933 registered U.S. voters conducted Jan. 15-19.

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