As the president launches into the next four years, the following is a look back — by the numbers — on the first four.

Obama Stats

Number of countries visited: 35
Number of recess appointments: 32
Number of pardons: 22
Number of vetoes: 2
Addresses to the nation: 9
Addresses to Congress, including State of the Union: 6
Current approval rating: 47 percent
Approval rating in January 2009: 65 percent

Major pieces of legislation:
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka, the stimulus)
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka, ObamaCare)
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (made it easier to file an equal-pay lawsuit)
Budget Control Act of 2011 (ended the debt-ceiling crisis, enacted spending cuts)
American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (averted the fiscal crisis, extended tax rates for all but top earners)

National Debt

National debt when Obama took office: $10.6 trillion
National debt today: More than $16.4 trillion
Unemployment rate in December 2008: 7.3 percent
Unemployment rate in December 2012: 7.8 percent
People Without Health Insurance
Number of people without health insurance in 2009: 50.7 million
Number of people without health insurance in 2011: 48.6 million
Stock Market
The Dow on Jan. 20, 2009: 7,949.09
The Dow on Jan. 18, 2013: 13,649.70
Number of people in poverty in 2009: 43.6 million
Number of people in poverty in 2011: 46.2 million

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