How America Has Changed Since the 2008 Election

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  • 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
  • Congress approval rating

Social Influence

Social media sites make connecting to the presidential candidates easier than ever before, and more Americans are taking advantage. In 2012, more than 41 million people have "liked" the candidates on Facebook, up from only 2 million in 2008. 

(Photos from left: Barack Obama/Facebook, Mitt Romney/Facebook)