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Voters are paying attention to 2008. That doesn't mean they like what they see

The first meaningful vote is almost a year away, but Americans are ready for a change at the top. President George W. Bush's approval rating is at an all-time low of 34% in a new TIME poll, and 66% of respondents say they would prefer to have Congress, not the White House, determine national policy. With no incumbent in the 2008 race, more than a dozen hopefuls are vying for attention--and money. So far, the attention part is working. More than 80% of those polled say they're following the race.

To keep track of how the candidates are doing, TIME has...

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