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In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to uphold Obamacare, more than two-thirds of Americans believe the country has changed significantly under President Obama, but a majority believe it’s not for the better. That negative perception extends to even a significant chunk of voters in the president's own party, according to a new poll out Tuesday.
According to the new survey from the Hill, 1 in 5 self-identified Democrats said that the country has changed for the worse during the Obama administration. Overall, 56 percent of all likely voters see the changes to the country since Obama took office as negative, versus just 35 percent who view them positively.
On the other side of the aisle, 9 out of 10 Republicans disapprove of the president’s brand of change. Voters in the middle were evenly split, with 42 percent saying the country is worse off to 40 percent saying it is better.
Meanwhile, the poll showed a significant racial divide in perceptions of the president’s performance. Just 29 percent of white voters said Obama had taken the country in a positive direction, versus 92 percent of black voters who said the same.
Americans have less faith in Mitt Romney than Obama to leave a lasting mark on the country, with just half of respondents saying they believe the presumptive GOP nominee would orchestrate significant change. However, an overwhelming majority of voters—89 percent—believe that the outcome from the ballot box this November will have long-term implications for the United States.