First Word: Looking ahead to Obama’s inauguration

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President Barack Obama gives his first inaugural address at the Capitol on January 20, 2009.
President Barack Obama gives his first inaugural address at the Capitol on January 20, 2009.
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As President Obama nears his second inaugural ceremony on Monday, he will face a nation that is mostly dissatisfied with the current state of the economy. The new NBC/WSJ poll shows that while the president still remains popular with a job approval rating at 52% among all adults, only 35% think the country is headed in the right direction. This number is down six points from December 2012 which proves that the economy is still the top concern among Americans.

First Word: Looking ahead to Obama's inauguration

Updated