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At Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C., Obama supporters outnumber those for Mitt Romney

11:54 PM, Nov 5, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - Will it be a party or a wake  on Tuesday night in the streets of D.C.?

9News's Bruce Johnson returned to the U. Street corridor to see who people are picking to win the presidency.

On Monday, A TV crew from Denmark was broadcasting inside Ben's Chili Bowl. As part of their coverage of the U.S. election, the foreign crew is staking out a position for Tuesday night's results.

Four years ago, when Democrat Barack Obama became the first African American to win a presidential race the crowds on U street erupted and the celebrations went well into the night.

The Bus Boys and Poets restaurant says thousands will gather tomorrow to watch the results.


Some Obama supporters are more hopeful than confident, and at Ben's Chili Bowl,  Barack Obama is still by far the favored over Mitt Romney.

But there was support for the Republic an candidate as well and some undecided voters. The District's unemployment rate is well above the national average.  Statehood was never a possibility under Obama, but in these parts President Obama gets high marks in the areas of health care, education, Supreme Court appointments, middle class tax cuts, ending two wars, support for women's issues and same sex marriage.

And there is the pride he brings to African Americans.

Win or lose tomorrow night, his place in history is set. See the above video for Bruce Johnson's complete report.

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