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September 2, 2014

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Will Nevada be better or worse off in 4 years?

"Polls nationwide have shown that a majority of the country thinks the nation is headed in the wrong direction. Do you think Nevada will be better or worse off four years from now after the new president's first term, and why?"

Kelly Mills

Kelly Mills

20, Las Vegas

On the UNLV campus

"I think Nevada is going to be better. We need to focus on the middle class and that is what Obama wants to do. As far as education goes, Nevada is definitely going to be better off because Obama wants to spend a lot of money on our educational system and allow college students to get some type of grants and make education affordable for everybody."

Joe Serrino

Joe Serrino

41, Hawaii

On the UNLV campus

"Usually when a new person comes in they bring change, and that is what I will be looking forward to. It's always good to have a new face and personality. Hopefully, it will be a better change in a positive direction."

Darren Walters

Darren Walters

32, Henderson

On the UNLV campus

"In my opinion, Barack Obama will win the election today. I do have a lot of faith in his abilities to change policies and make Washington better, which in turn will give tax breaks to middle class and create job growth through government spending on big projects, like solar energy. I think it will be a lot better because Bush did such a horrendous job as being our president."

Steve Avery

Steve Avery

42, Southwest Las Vegas

Starbucks at Tropicana & Fort Apache

"Nevada will be better because the populous is fed up with the status quo as it is. The change will be for the better."

Tracy Brockhouse

Terry Brockhouse

30, Summerlin

Starbucks at Tropicana & Fort Apache

"Nevada will be better. It has to be better. I can only assume it has to go up from here."

Freddy Limes

Freddy Limes

60, Southwest Las Vegas

Starbucks at Tropicana & Fort Apache

"It's time for change. It will be better. I think we need some things to change in Nevada and all over the United States, really."

Janelle Chavez

Janelle Chavez

23, Southwest Las Vegas

Water Street, Henderson

"I think it will be better because I disagree with (McCain's) plans for the war. Obama's plans for medical things (and) taxes, those are the things that I really care about ... I feel like our gas prices will keep going down; I feel like taxes will be going down and hopefully, more people will be getting more medical insurance. I'm in nursing school, and I do care about people having insurance. We are such a rich country, and we have millions and millions of people who don't have insurance, and that is ridiculous."

Sabrina Mercadante

Sabrina Mercadante

45, Henderson

Water Street, Henderson

"It is to only going to get better. I know there are a lot of people who want to see change, and I think regardless of who is elected, they are going to make every effort to make that change. I would like to see — whoever is elected — turn the economy around and get people back to work, and get people back in their homes. I think that is the positive change we need to get people back on track and back to work."

Lewis Devito

Lewis Devito

47, Henderson

Water Street, Henderson

"I think we are in a slump, and it's going to get better. I think we are going to go down a little bit, but I think in four years, we are going to be better."

Andrew Donald

Andrew Donald

28, Henderson

Water Street, Henderson

"It depends who comes into office. I like Obama because of what he says, but McCain was a prisoner of war. He got locked up for America. It's a toss up for me ... I'm looking forward to less war and a better economy."

Alexander Scheuch

Alexander Scheuch

19

Water Street, Henderson

"This is my first time voting. These past years, we've been put in pretty tough hole ... I think Nevada is going to be put in a situation where it's going to be tough for a while, but I think at the end of the term we're going to start to see a big difference."

Lavonne Stablein

Lavonne Stablein

21, Sunrise Mountain

Water Street, Henderson

"I think Nevada will be a little bit better in four years because both of the candidates have good ideas on how to help the local economy. Whichever one gets elected into office, I believe that they will do their best to try to bring the economy back up to what it used to be."

Holly Ford

Holly Ford

32, Henderson

Starbucks at Green Valley Parkway and Wigwam

"I guess it depends on who gets elected and the kind of job that they do. Hopefully, whoever gets elected will do a great job to make Nevada a better place to live. I'm looking forward to change. Both candidates talk about change and promising change and I'd like to see that delivered."

Julianne Raquel

Julianne Raquel

25, Henderson

Starbucks at Green Valley Parkway and Wigwam

"With the way the economy is going, it will probably be worse in four years — that's just my assumption. With all of the change, I think it will be hard to bounce back."

Irene Vargas

Irene Vargas

24, Las Vegas

Starbucks at Green Valley Parkway and Wigwam

"I think it really depends on who gets elected. I'd like to think that it couldn't get any worse. The way the economy is right now four years may not be long enough to really make a big change, but I'm really hoping it gets better."

• Compiled by Mytae Carrasco, April Graham and Rachel Johnson.

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