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What do Wisconsin voters hope for from Obama 2nd term?

CREATED Nov 7, 2012 - UPDATED: Nov 7, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - Now that the Presidential election is over, what do people hope for from a second term from President Barack Obama?

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the President told supporters at a rally in Chicago that the best is still to come.

TODAY'S TMJ4's Nick Montes spoke with people in Milwaukee and Brookfield early Wednesday morning, and they gave these hopes for Mr. Obama's second term.

"Hopefully to work across party lines," said Dave Salla of Milwaukee.  "Doing maybe a better job at getting both parties to compromise a little bit to get some stuff accomplished."

"Marriage equality, reproductive rights, it runs a gamut," said Jeighsen Christiansen of Oak Creek. "I feel like honestly, his platform was really true to what I believe in."

"I'd like to see him more focused on education," explained Andrea Zysk of Bay View.  "I'm excited he's focused on more women's rights and public health care and things like that. I'm a single woman so I'm concerned about public health care."

"'Marriage equality and health care - that's my biggest hopes," said Aaron Mayo of Milwaukee.

"I hope that Obamacare works because I don't want to see the counry fail," said business owner Dave Zemanovic of Mukwonago.

He told Montes he supports the President, but voted for Romney.

"I hope that somebody that's elected someday starts running their things like you run your personal life."

Independent Rahul Gupta could feel the divisiveness in the election.

He wants Mr. Obama to strive to reach across party lines to solve the nation's problems.

"Obviously the debt is a big deal...but also solving many of the other problems the nation is facing," said Gupta.

The people who spoke with Montes said that the President has his work cut out for him, and that accomplishing those goals will take time.