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North State Reacts to President Obama's Second Inauguration

Published On: Jan 21 2013 07:54:32 PM CST

President Obama is gearing up for his second term and Northstate residents are going forward with mixed emotions.   

Margret Perdue and her friend Doug Huffington listened to president Obama's Inauguration speech on their way down to Redding from Lake Almanor.

"We were clapping in the car," said Perdue

Perdue is excited for the next four years, but acknowledged there's work to be done when it comes to the president's relationship with Congress.

"If they would work with him I think we would be somewhere rather than how we are going to this bill this month or next month," added Perdue.

 In Tehama County many people we spoke with are not pleased about four more years.

 "He didn't accomplish what he promised in his first term and the next four years are going to be same," said Ron Pritchard.

"He took an extreme strong stance on pro-homosexuality and I'm against that," said Barry Martinsen.

Another issue folks in Tehama County are concerned with is the President's Affordable Care Act.

It was a 50-50 split of Obama supporters in Chico.  Michelle Mattox supports the President.  She voted for him in 2008 and in 2012 and she wants to see the promises he made in 2008 to come true.

"I just expect him to carry out his promises he made during the first term," says Mattox.

 Another issue has been the president's stance on gun control.  Most of the people in Chico we spoke with support the president in that regard.

As for Tehama and Shasta Counties, the vast majority  of people we found said they don't want any more control on guns.