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Two factors account for the shift in public opinion. The first is Obama's record on fighting terrorism. Osama bin Ladin is dead. Also, Obama has been much more aggressive than Bush as far as using of drones.
The other factor is the GOP's foolish decision to walk away from the Freedom Agenda. Worse. Not only has the GOP walked away from the Freedom Agenda. Now they seem to be openly cheering for the Arab Spring to fail just so they can criticize the Obama administration.