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In a twist even he might have to smile at, Mitt Romney’s approval rating is currently 47% … the same segment of the population he famously said are on the take.

The gods of political irony have smiled once again via a new Politico poll showing that 47 percent of likely U.S. voters now view Romney and Paul Ryan favorably.

No idea why Politico is still polling anything regarding Romney, but that’s where he stands with the electorate. It also matches his 47 percent in the 2012 election.

Mitt Romney with Donald Trump
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More significantly, the number echoes Romney’s 47 percent comment, which over the weekend was named “quote of the year” by an annual Yale University survey.