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Survey: President’s ‘report card’ falls

Job growth and security a primary concern

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On the eve of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, the results of a survey conducted for real estate search site Trulia reveal that 38 percent of respondents believe the president deserves a "D" or an "F" for his efforts in restoring homeownership as part of the American Dream. More than half (62 percent) of the U.S. adults surveyed think the president should focus on creating jobs and job security in 2010, while 45 percent think he should focus on reducing foreclosures. "Until there is a reversal in unemployment and the growing number of home foreclosures, the U.S. real estate market will continue to see significant volatility. I agree with the results of our survey -- that job creation and job security have to be the president's top priority, said Pete Flint, Trulia's CEO and co-founder, in a statement. Market research firm Harris Interactive conducted the study online from Jan. 19-21. The firm interviewed 2,232 adults nationwide. Of thos...