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Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Obama enjoys strong public support as president-elect

Nearly three-quarters of Americans polled are pleased with his election, even as many express doubts about how much he can accomplish in office.
By Mark Z. Barabak
2:00 PM PST, December 9, 2008
Barack Obama approaches the White House with a deep well of public support, even though many doubt the president-elect can fulfill some key promises, according to a new Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll.

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.,0,3240095.story

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