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They like him, but not necessarily his performance




















WASHINGTON. - They like him personally, but his performance gets mixed reviews.
     
That's what a lot of Americans say about President Barack Obama in a new survey on this, the first anniversary of his inauguration.
     
Nearly nine out of 10 people surveyed by the Associated Press and GfK, including three quarters of Republicans, said he's likable, but by a modest margin, people still said the country's moving in the wrong direction.
     
In the poll, 42 percent surveyed rate Obama as an above average or outstanding president. A year ago, 65 percent expected him to be.
     
The economy continues to be the dominant concern, and Obama's 47 percent approval rating on handling the economy has hardly budged for months.
     
The president's overall approval rating is 56 percent, down from 74 percent a year ago.

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