Obama enjoys strong public support as president-elect
Less than six weeks before Obama's history-making ascent to the Oval Office, the country is torn between hope for the future and concern about the present. Nine in 10 of those surveyed say the economy is in poor shape, with a substantial majority believing things are very bad. That finding, which matches the assessment in an October poll, is the gloomiest since a Times poll taken during the 1991 recession. Read on.
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