A Washington Times story by Stephen Dinan reports that “Republicans like Sen. Barack Obama nearly as much as they like Sen. John McCain, according to a new Fox 5/The Washington Times/Rasmussen Reports poll. The survey determined that a quarter of self-identified Republicans rated McCain most likable, but nearly as many — 23 percent — chose Obama as most likable. And among all adults surveyed, Obama was rated likable by more people than Sen. Hillary Clinton and McCain combined, underscoring the Illinois senator’s appeal to voters across the political spectrum.”