Some York County voters don't see many changes coming during President Barack Obama's second term mainly because of the political divide that's gripping the nation.
"I think it'll remain status quo," said Jamie Emig of York Township as she had a beer at Holy Hound Taproom in York City Wednesday night.
However, most voters said they are glad that Obama was re-elected instead of Republican Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney taking over the Oval Office in January.
While she predicted the impasse of getting things accomplished in the federal government wouldn't change, Emig said she's hopeful the president's plan for the economy will pan out.
"I think we'll see more jobs," she said. "I'm ready to stay positive."
Stagnate: Emig's husband, Kirk Emig, blamed the stagnant state of the federal government on the lack of initiative of the two major parties to work together.
Since Obama's first day in office, Republicans made it a goal to fight against most of the administration's plans from passing in Congress, Kirk Emig said.
That was evident during the 2012 presidential campaign, said Paul Hines of West York.
He said Romney never really stated his plans for the country and appeared to merely go against any idea the president had.
"Mitt Romney's plan was to not do what Obama did," Hines said.
He added that it's likely that both parties will continue to fight each other on nearly every issue.
But a number of York County voters seemed to think Romney had more to offer than Obama did.
Just fewer than 60 percent of voters cast their ballots for the Republican nominee while 38.5 percent voted for Obama.
More time: Larry Schlaline of Dallastown said that despite the divide between the two parties, both have to work together to ensure that the economy will continue to grow.
"When you look at it, there's not really been anything accomplished," he said.
Schlaline laid the blame for the lack of action on both parties but added that politicians need to adapt to what the country needs at certain times.
For a number of years, he sided mainly with the Republican Party until former President George W. Bush's two terms in office.
"If he (former President George W. Bush) screwed it (the country) up in eight years, Obama deserves eight years to fix it," said Schlaline.
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