Standing by Obama: Washington DC residents reveal why they will vote for him
Despite poverty, gun and drug crime, the predominantly African-American district of Ward 8 is sticking with President Barack Obama as the man who can turn the economy around.
Obama does not have to travel far if wants to find out what life is like for millions of Americans.
Take a 20-minute ride on the Metro from the White House to the south east of Washington DC and you find a very different side to the capital.
Four years ago, Obama was elected promising hope. Ward 8 in the south east of DC is the place the hope forgot.
According to Mirror, this is an area where child poverty rates are more than 30 percent, gun crime is a daily occurrence and drug dealing takes place in the classroom.
But despite the problems, this predominantly African-American district is sticking with Obama as the man who can turn the economy around.
Ward 8 resident Consuella Henry, a 55-year-old security guard, has fared well in the Obama years and will vote for a second term for the President.
"Money is able to go that bit further," she said, adding: "And there are jobs. There are a lot more jobs, they say there isn't but there is."
Student Lauren Moses, 19, from Maryland is also sticking with Obama.
"We've made a whole bunch of progress in the last four years. Romney would take us back to where we were," Moses said.
According to the report, campaigner Nancy Altman from the organisation Social Security Works based in DC said the poorest could suffer if Romney is re-elected.