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Buzzfeed spotted the latest spelling error from the Romney team on Wednesday after taking a look at a slideshow the campaign's pollsters put together for bundlers, and the rest of the Web appears to have taken notice. (The Gipper's last name is spelled Reagan.) Among the international outlets currently running the story: Britain's Telegraph, Canada's Star and Ireland's Independent.
The typo was in a chart showing the approval ratings of incumbent presidents in the May before their re-election attempt. "Ronald Regan" was noted as having a 53 percent approval rating. (For the record, Obama's was 47 percent, according to the chart).
The mistake is the fourth recent spelling error of note for the campaign, and given how often Reagan was name-dropped during the primary season, this one probably stings a good deal more than the campaign's more innocuous typos:"offical" and "sneak-peak." The "Amercia" slip, however, was on a smartphone app that couldn't be easily corrected, so it probably remains the campaign's most embarrassing (and we offer that analysis from our seats in a glass house, where we know a thing or two about typo regret).