How America Has Changed Since the 2008 Election

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  • Barack Obama, John McCain, 2008 presidential election
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  • President Obama approval rating
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  • role of federal goverment
  • Congress approval rating
  • American leadership in the global marketplace

Obama vs. McCain in 2008

Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain and then-Sen. Obama split support 50-50 among male voters. President Obama edged out McCain 57 to 43 percent among women.

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