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Good question: Do voters expect the president to be funny?

Larry Jacobs weighs in on how much personality matters in politics.

"The reality is voters are so turned off from politics, they're going where the voters are," said Larry Jacobs, professor of political science at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School for Public Affairs. "So, if you're able to come off as a nice guy, someone you want to watch basketball with, that goes a long way. And Barack Obama is working that very hard."

WCCO-TV
April 25, 2012

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