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Latin Americans’ predictions about relations between Latin America and the United States with Obama at the helm support the general decline in leadership approval in Latin America. In 2010, a median of 33% of Latin Americans say the relationship between Latin America and the United States would strengthen with Obama, down 10 percentage points from 2009. It also represents a shift from 2009, when a plurality said relations would strengthen; in 2010 similar percentages say relations will strengthen or remain the same. Still, less than 10% expect the relationship to weaken.