A new poll released Wednesday echoes what a Washington Post/ABC News poll reported a day earlier: President Obama doesn’t get good marks for his handling of issues involving the economy, but faith in Republicans doing a better job has slipped.While the way the questions were framed in the Post/ABC News poll was different from the one by the Pew Research Center — the Post/ABC survey focused on the economy in general and the Pew poll focused on dealing with the deficit — the results point to a similar trend suggesting a drop in enthusiasm for Republican policies since the party won big in last year’s midterm elections.The Post/ABC News poll found a majority disapproving of Obama’s handling of the economy, but those surveyed still said they trusted him more to do a better job in dealing with the issue than the Republicans.

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