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So how do Democrats get back on top in the soundbite wars over the economy? Beats me. But Democracy Corps says they tested a bunch of messages and blaming Republicans for getting us into this mess is a loser. The three big winners are below. Take ’em for what they’re worth.1

1But it’s worth noting that “Old Politics,” which scored about the best, seems to be Barack Obama’s chosen message. I guess he must have commissioned a poll just like this one. And China bashing, of course, also scored well. It’s the little black dress of campaign demagoguery.

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