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Struggling with economic hardship in the Midwest

President Obama faces a crucial test of his presidency in just over two weeks time, with mid-term votes to elect all members of the House of Representatives, a third of the Senate and many governors.

The BBC's Mark Mardell visits areas in the Midwest, including Missouri and Illinois, to assess Mr Obama's popularity ahead of the crucial mid-term Elections.

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