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Daily Presidential Tracking: Obama back to -18
Rasmussen Reports ^

Posted on 10/14/2010 6:49:19 AM PDT by DadOfFive

Thursday, October 14, 2010 Email to a Friend Advertisement The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 27% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18 (see trends).

Fifty-two percent (52%) of Democrats Strongly Approve while 76% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 20% Strongly Approve and 51% Strongly Disapprove. Other demographic breakdowns are available for Platinum Members. So are updated ratings on how the president is handling the economy and national security issues.

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1 posted on 10/14/2010 6:49:25 AM PDT by DadOfFive
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To: DadOfFive

Many Americans followed yesterday’s mine rescue in Chile. After watching and seeing how a REAL President and First Lady act it is a wonder that Obama’s ratings aren’t at -30!


2 posted on 10/14/2010 6:52:16 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: DadOfFive

This seems to be a leading indicator for polling of the dems in this election. In about a week or so, look for the GOPers to have some more favorable numbers.


3 posted on 10/14/2010 6:52:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: DadOfFive
I stopped paying attention to Rasmussen Presidential polls when they failed to reflect Obama's collapse in the last few months--I mean, the guy's a pariah!

He should be polling around -40.

4 posted on 10/14/2010 6:53:34 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: WellyP
Many Americans followed yesterday’s mine rescue in Chile.

Notice how the Chilean President and his wife were on hand for most or all of entire rescue operation, from miner #1 to #33, hugging each and together the group sang patriotic songs. You just wouldn't see that here. Obama would fly in for the last one to be lifted out, take credit for the entire operation, give a teleprompter speech reminding everyone how awesome he is, then fly back to the golf course.

5 posted on 10/14/2010 6:56:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: WellyP

I liked how the president thanked by name all the world leaders. Well, almost all.


6 posted on 10/14/2010 6:59:32 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: DadOfFive

Rasmussen must be using a legit phone list. Maybe he is finished playing games. Question: what in particular has Obama done in the three days to drop a rolling average of -12 to a rolling average of -18?
Answer: not much.
Suspicion: Rasmussen jerking us around again.


7 posted on 10/14/2010 7:01:55 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: DadOfFive

ABOUT TIME!~!~!


8 posted on 10/14/2010 7:05:23 AM PDT by GoMonster (GO)
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To: DadOfFive

and just in time!


9 posted on 10/14/2010 7:05:38 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: DadOfFive
The weekend polling seems to favor Obama, and now that's rolling off the 3-day average.

Obama seems to do better when he keeps his mouth shut. So, the more he is on the campaign trail, the lower he should sink.

10 posted on 10/14/2010 7:08:17 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: DadOfFive

Ras lost me the night before the Scott Brown election. He basically froze like a deer in the headlights.

OT...Has the Great Zogby polled much this election cycle?


11 posted on 10/14/2010 7:08:19 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: DadOfFive

his broadcast admission that “there ARE NO shovel-ready jobs” has got his lefty base splintering


12 posted on 10/14/2010 7:11:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jmaroneps37
Question: what in particular has Obama done in the three days to drop a rolling average of -12 to a rolling average of -18?

As I just posted: I think it's because Obama opened his mouth (and inserted foot). This latest attempt at demonizing the Chamber of Commerce isn't working except among his faithful followers.

13 posted on 10/14/2010 7:11:17 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: WellyP
Notice in the Chilean Presidents talk after the last miner was on the surface, he thanked a host of Latin Countries and their leaders. Even mentioned the leader of England.

But not a mention of zero. Obeee is too busy priming for the mtv lash-up. I was thrilled to see how the entire country met the challenge of saving miners lives. And letting the world know that God was involved. Hats off the good folks in Chile.

14 posted on 10/14/2010 7:14:20 AM PDT by Pit1 (Conservatives talk. "CUT SPENDING - UNSHACKEL BUSINESS)
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To: ScottinVA
Notice how the Chilean President and his wife were on hand for most or all of entire rescue operation, from miner #1 to #33, hugging each and together the group sang patriotic songs. You just wouldn't see that here. Obama would fly in for the last one to be lifted out, take credit for the entire operation, give a teleprompter speech reminding everyone how awesome he is, then fly back to the golf course.

I'd like to propose a trade with Chile...... Their President for ours!

The ONLY thing they have in common is NEITHER one was born in America!

15 posted on 10/14/2010 7:15:08 AM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: DadOfFive

Oh Cripes, let’s not take this poll seriously.

He was -13 just a few days ago, UP from -20, now he’s back to -18. What’s it gonna be tomorrow? -10 ?


16 posted on 10/14/2010 7:15:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: WellyP
"After watching and seeing how a REAL President and First Lady act it is a wonder that Obama’s ratings aren’t at -30!"

No kidding! Can anyone here imagine the Obamas actually hugging regular workers like these miners? Or, for that matter, spending almost two days at the mine, making sure they got out ok? Not to mention devoting so many resources to their rescue. I'd vote for the Chilean guy over Obama just about any day. (and he's probably just as qualified as Obama--neither one is a true natural born citizen, after all)

17 posted on 10/14/2010 7:16:26 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: Pit1

RE: But not a mention of zero


He did thank God and America.

I think Obama would take this to mean that he has been thanked since he mentioned the former :)


18 posted on 10/14/2010 7:16:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

His basement for strongly approve is 20-22%... they likely won’t go lower than that no matter what the guy does... he hasn’t hit completely rock bottom yet, but that’s likely due to about 5% who just wont admit they supported a dud, more than they strongly support him.


19 posted on 10/14/2010 7:19:40 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Tribune7

Did he forget the jackass?


20 posted on 10/14/2010 7:21:44 AM PDT by italianquaker (obama all hat no cattle)
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To: jmaroneps37

Rasmussen commented in one of his poll writeups that something to watch is the monthly averages, not the day to day ups and downs. A pollster can only report what his poll finds. Since hsi poll is of likely voters, these are people that are more knowledgeable and engaged than the average American. That includes the hard left. The mushy middle is less likely to be included in this poll. So the chatter may be more anti-Obama than ever, but the leftwing likely voters are still going to say they are pro-Obama.

Thing that skews the poll, possibly, is that the likely voters may be more Republican than his model given the relative spirits of the two groups.


21 posted on 10/14/2010 7:22:27 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: ScottinVA

The Chilean president “acted stupidly.” /sarc

Barry would have been eating ice cream, reading from the prompter and assuring America Republicans were at fault.


22 posted on 10/14/2010 7:24:26 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: jmaroneps37; SonOfDarkSkies

I think there is just a lot of inertia. people are(were) clinging to their opinion of obama. They are finally beginning to realize they got fooled. Now there’s no place to go but straight down for obama’s numbers...barring some spectacular feat by obama that is. But I don’t see that happening between now and election time. Actually I don’t see it happening at all. He’s toast. Not only would it be the best thing for america, but it would actually be the best thing for the democrat party if obama quit BEFORE his first term is up.


23 posted on 10/14/2010 7:35:48 AM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: italianquaker

Pres. Pinera thanked every world leader by name, all those who took the time to pick up the phone and call him, that is! Odumbo took the time to read a short speech about the rescue but I guess he was just too busy to call!


24 posted on 10/14/2010 7:36:50 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: italianquaker

He left out the jackass. I don’t think he forgot him.


25 posted on 10/14/2010 7:58:34 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: WellyP

I’m sure Obama would have bowed before Pres. Pinera if he had the chance.


26 posted on 10/14/2010 8:04:01 AM PDT by 1cewolf (Duty, honor, excellence.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

“I stopped paying attention to Rasmussen Presidential polls when they failed to reflect Obama’s collapse in the last few months—I mean, the guy’s a pariah!

He should be polling around -40.”

That’s because many who voted for him lie and say they support him when they are already sick of him. The same thing happened to Bush in 2005 and 2006. Those supporters then didn’t turn out in the 2006 election. When the Dems won Congress in 2006, Bush’s support collapsed. The same will likely happen to Obama after this election (his marginal supporters will defect and his poll ratings will collapse), unless he pulls a Clinton and moves to the center, which seems unlikely.


27 posted on 10/14/2010 8:05:11 AM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: DadOfFive

“Fifty-two percent (52%) of Democrats Strongly Approve”

That’s NUTS right there. A large portion of Democrats are completely seperated from economic and other types of reality. That’s either utter ignorance (yup) or neurosis (check.)


28 posted on 10/14/2010 8:06:39 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 20 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: WellyP

“Many Americans followed yesterday’s mine rescue in Chile. After watching and seeing how a REAL President and First Lady act it is a wonder that Obama’s ratings aren’t at -30!”

You know, most people HATE to admit their wrong. Further they HATE to admit they’ve been duped, or had. That psychology has served to keep obummer’s numbers up as high as they are. He’s a TOTAL failure and soon even his supporters will bail. Especially when he has no practical power.

11/2.


29 posted on 10/14/2010 8:10:16 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 19 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: SeattleBruce

Oops - typing too fast from my brain...;)

HATE to admit their wrong. = HATE to admit THEY’RE wrong.


30 posted on 10/14/2010 8:11:12 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 19 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: justlurking

His wife Michelle isn’t helping his cause when she plays the wrong religious card for a nation under the Biblical God. Quote:

“I know many are praying..”Keeping Clean Spirits around us”.

This is a result of her eastern religious practices.


31 posted on 10/14/2010 8:12:45 AM PDT by caww
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To: jmaroneps37

“Rasmussen must be using a legit phone list. Maybe he is finished playing games. Question: what in particular has Obama done in the three days to drop a rolling average of -12 to a rolling average of -18?”

I do think polling, especially from an original pool of say 200 million adults, is pretty tough. Ras, while not perfect is the most accurate.

The relative polling accuracy of Rasmussen.
http://www.fordham.edu/images/academics/graduate_schools/gsas/elections_and_campaign_/poll%20accuracy%20in%20the%202008%20presidential%20election.pdf

The following list ranks the 23 organizations by the accuracy of their final, national pre-election polls (as reported on pollster.com).
1. Rasmussen (11/1-3)**
1. Pew (10/29-11/1)**
2. YouGov/Polimetrix (10/18-11/1)
3. Harris Interactive (10/20-27)
4. GWU (Lake/Tarrance) (11/2-3)*
5. Diageo/Hotline (10/31-11/2)*
5. ARG (10/25-27)*
6. CNN (10/30-11/1)
6. Ipsos/McClatchy (10/30-11/1)
7. DailyKos.com (D)/Research 2000 (11/1-3)
8. AP/Yahoo/KN (10/17-27)
9. Democracy Corps (D) (10/30-11/2)
10. FOX (11/1-2)
11. Economist/YouGov (10/25-27)
12. IBD/TIPP (11/1-3)
13. NBC/WSJ (11/1-2)
14. ABC/Post (10/30-11/2)
15. Marist College (11/3)
16. CBS (10/31-11/2)
17. Gallup (10/31-11/2)
18. Reuters/ C-SPAN/ Zogby (10/31-11/3)
19. CBS/Times (10/25-29)
20. Newsweek (10/22-23)


32 posted on 10/14/2010 8:14:38 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 19 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: caww

Paganism.
Maybe she doesn’t recognize it as such,
I know many self-claimed Christians who wouldn’t see any problem with that.


33 posted on 10/14/2010 8:14:44 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“his broadcast admission that “there ARE NO shovel-ready jobs” has got his lefty base splintering”

Bummer’s also saying the Pubbies are going to have to learn to ‘get along’ (who is he Rodney King?) with him - basically admitting the RATS will lose the House...that must be driving the leftists crazy!


34 posted on 10/14/2010 8:16:37 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 19 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: justlurking
“This latest attempt at demonizing the Chamber of Commerce isn't working except among his faithful followers.”

Think about just how asinine this is. We've 10% official and about 18 to 22% (depending on your measure) un and under employment - and bammy’s focus on ‘jobs’ consists of blasting on the US Chamber of Commerce. I think even his supporters are starting to see he and his cadre are in bunker siege mode.

35 posted on 10/14/2010 8:18:57 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 19 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: massmike

“I’d like to propose a trade with Chile...... Their President for ours!”

They can put him down the mine shaft if they like! ;)


36 posted on 10/14/2010 8:20:33 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 19 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Tribune7

Barry’s ego would not allow him to make the call. He saw another president, a caring leader, get hours of face time worldwide. He and we saw another president speak well to the world without a teleprompter. We saw a president PRAY to and thank God.

Chile’s president and wife exemplified graciousness to the minors and their families and rejoiced at the success of the rescue effort. Meanwhile, Barry was probably mad as hell and thought a brief mention would be enough. Can’t wait to see him suckin on a slurpee saying, “Well Bush didn’t call either”.


37 posted on 10/14/2010 8:22:28 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: DadOfFive
Fifty-two percent (52%) of Democrats Strongly Approve

Are they mentally challenged?

Oh wait.... Dumb question... I apologize...

38 posted on 10/14/2010 8:22:54 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Barry would have been eating ice cream, reading from the prompter and assuring America Republicans were at fault.”

Or more likely playing golf. Can’t get enough golf in if you’re the ‘leader’ of the free world, now can ya?


39 posted on 10/14/2010 8:23:11 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 19 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: mamelukesabre

“He’s toast. Not only would it be the best thing for america...”

I sure hope that’s true. That would be a welcome change. That is hope and change I can believe in!!


40 posted on 10/14/2010 8:24:50 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 19 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: DadOfFive

41 posted on 10/14/2010 8:25:15 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeattleBruce
They can put him down the mine shaft if they like! ;)

Those were some tough guys down there. Could you image little 0-Boy being among those trapped? They'd have beaten the crap out of him just to get him to stop blubbering.

42 posted on 10/14/2010 8:27:12 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: DadOfFive
"Let me be clear!....How low can it go?".....
43 posted on 10/14/2010 8:28:09 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: MrB

The key to your post is “self-proclaimed Christians”. Who of course would see no problem with anyones religious preferences...or practices. Each to thier own as is so often stated by those of a liberal mindset...anything goes in the area of belief.


44 posted on 10/14/2010 8:29:23 AM PDT by caww
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To: massmike
I'd like to propose a trade with Chile...... Their President for ours!

No way Chile would go for the trade. We will need to invade them and force their president to run our country at gunpoint.
45 posted on 10/14/2010 8:30:44 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: caww

Nominal Christians (Christians in Name Only) tend to pick up bits of Christian language and terminology. I’d bet MO heard someone reading a Gospel passage about Jesus casting out unclean spirits and concluded: Unclean spirits are bad, therefore clean spirits are good.

Unfortunately, born again Christians hearing her say that immediately spot the falseness in her statement, and tag her as a non-Christian.

There is only one clean spirit, the Holy Spirit, and He is God. None of the Obamas seem to know that.


46 posted on 10/14/2010 8:31:05 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: DadOfFive

I think the true number is -18 and all the peaks and valleys are just statistical noise. The real question is in which districts are these approval/disapproval voters? It’s all adding up to a very good November for the Right which is all that matters.


47 posted on 10/14/2010 8:35:45 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: caww

I’ve tried to explain to them,
if you don’t believe that Christ is the only way to salvation, as He told us,

you’re NOT a Christian.

“oh, you’re so narrow minded”

Yeah, so was Jesus on this topic.


48 posted on 10/14/2010 8:36:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: IM2MAD
“Well Bush didn’t call either”.

I'd bet that he did.

49 posted on 10/14/2010 8:37:27 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: ConservativeStatement
Barry would have been eating ice cream, reading from the prompter and assuring America Republicans were at fault.

He also would have been saying "I this" and "I that" in just about every sentence. And, he would have said, "If that mine doesn't send those guys out, I'm going to kick its butt!"

Or, "What is the problem with these American engineers, showing off trying to get these guys out? They should not be embarrassing the Chileans with all that hi-tech stuff. The Chileans are perfectly capable of getting these guys out. Eventually."

Or, "We should have an outreach to the muzzl'em countries for them to bring their best equipment in to do the job. If every muzzl'em in the world brought a shovel to Chile, we could get these guys out in 30 seconds!"

50 posted on 10/14/2010 8:54:29 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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