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Yes, He Can.

Despite a bruising campaign season, Americans remain an optimistic lot. In a Gallup survey published Nov. 15, a majority said that the Obama administration will be able to accomplish several goals, including "improving conditions for minorities and the poor (72 percent); improving education (68 percent) and reducing unemployment (56 percent).

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