Strong, Centrist Ratings Greet Obama
- With Deep Discontent in the Wings

A potentially volatile mix of high hopes for the new president and deep dissatisfaction with the country's condition greets Barack Obama's inauguration – a political fulcrum that could tip for or against him as he grapples with the country's economic crisis. His starting position could hardly be better: While Obama's ratings for handling the transition are typically high, his personal popularity is extraordinarily so – better than any incoming president's in polling since Ronald Reagan. His...Full Story
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