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Has the news media's coverage of Barack Obama's presidency been tough enough? Plus, some statistics on the number of Americans who clean their ears with cotton swabs, eat raw cookie dough, and more.

48% of Americans say the news media’s coverage of Barack Obama’s presidency so far has been “about right.” 38% say the press hasn’t been “tough enough” on Obama, while 11% say it has been “too tough.”
USA Today/Gallup

Many Americans are living dangerously. 73% sometimes use cotton swabs to clean inside their ears, 39% eat raw cookie dough, 24% sometimes do not fasten their seat belts, 48% do not have a carbon-monoxide detector at home, and 32% eat undercooked hamburgers.
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