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As economy struggles, confidence in Obama wanes

CHICAGO (CBS): If there is any place President Obama is going to get the benefit of the doubt, it's here in his hometown. Yet public opinion polls show that even here, confidence has slipped. Though they're a bit hesitant to talk about it.

When one resident was asked how Mr. Obama was doing, the answer was not very convincing.

"Don't ask me that question."

On Monday the president was just 90 miles away in Milwaukee, unveiling yet another $50 billion infrastructure improvement package. That's in addition to what's already underway in Chicago and around the nation.

"Our infrastructure's pathetic; especially the railroads," said Chicagoan Paul Keck, adding the money would be well spent to improve things like roads, bridges and railways.

Tonight CBS 2 spoke with people power shopping the Magnificent Mile, relaxing in Bucktown and stocking up at a South Side supermarket.

"You have to consider where we were," Chicagoan T'oni Gray said, "He walked into an office that was already messed up."

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