Angela Collins struggles with her business and her disappointment with President Obama.
Angela Collins struggles with her business and her disappointment with President Obama.

By Jim Roope, CNN

(CNN) – “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?”

That commonly-asked question of  modern presidential elections is being answered in the negative by some African-Americans.

“The last four years for me, have been difficult. They’ve been hard,” said Angela Collins, a mother of six. She has a 12-year-old and a 16 year-old still at home, two more kids in college and two grown kids out on their own.

Collins is a hairdresser at a salon called, Hairitage, in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Inglewood. Collins’ business is also way down and she says her family has had to cut back to bare necessities.

She says she’s disappointed that President Obama did not deliver on many of his promises to improve the economy and education.

Still, African-American support of Obama is at 90%.

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