Obama By the Numbers

Facts, figures - for better or worse

One night of fun - then back to work (Inaugural committee photo)
By
Paul Brandus
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President Obama begins his second term with:

  • Approval rating: 52.2% (Real Clear Politics avg.)
  • Gas prices: $3.30 (AAA national average)
  • Unemployment: 7.8%
  • Broader unemployment rate: 14.4%
  • Inflation (consumer price index): 1.7%
  • National debt: $16.4 trillion
  • Federal deficit: $1.1 trillion (7% of GDP)
  • Median home price: $180,600 (November, National Assn. of Realtors)
  • U.S. troops in Afghanistan: 66,000

 

-Paul Brandus

 

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