Better off 4 years later? A mixed bag of answers - Article Photos 1/14

In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 photo, owner Peppe Smith stands in her bowling alley in Boardman, Ohio. Smith sees positive signs all around her suburban Youngstown community. "I cannot deny that I am better off than I was four years ago," she declares, then pointedly adds: "I do not attribute that to the president." (AP Photo/Mark Stahl)