How America Has Changed Since the 2008 Election

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  • Congress approval rating
  • American leadership in the global marketplace
  • Democrat Party, Republican Party
  • 2012 presidential election, social media
  • Barack Obama, John McCain, 2008 presidential election
  • Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012 Presidential Election
  • President Obama approval rating
  • economy 2012
  • role of federal goverment

Democrats Lose Ground

In 2008, 51 percent of Americans identified as Democrats compared to 48 percent in 2012. Republicans, however, have seen an increase from 39 percent in 2008 to 43 percent in 2012. 

(Photos: Courtesy GOP.org, Democrats.org)