Will Barack Obama be President after 2012 elections?

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Ricky's in the US for a series of special reports about President Obama

Barack Obama - President of the United States and one of the most powerful and famous men in the world.

But in less than a year, that could change.

Americans vote for their President next year and with lots of people facing a tough econonic time in the US, Obama may have a real battle on his hands.

Ricky's been travelling from Obama's hometown, Chicago, to where he lives now in Washington to find out the chances of him staying in the top job.