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POLL: Has Obama met expectations as president?

Regardless of whether you approve or disapprove of Barack Obama, do you think he has met your expectations for how he would handle his job as president, or has he exceeded your expectations, or has he fallen short of your expectations?

Fallen short 46% Met 40% Exceeded 13% No opinion 2%
Source: CNN/ORC International
Date conducted: 1/14/2013 - 1/15/2013
Sample: 814 adult Americans
Margin of error: +/- 3.5% pts

According to This Poll

Forty percent of Americans believe President Barack Obama has met their expectations while 46% of Americans say he has fallen short of their expectations, according to the CNN/ORC International survey.

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