Better off 4 years later? A mixed bag of answers - Article Photos 5/14

In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 photo, owner Peppe Smith poses for a photo 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)