Five key takeaways from the election.
More federal funding and better representation, mostly.
Netanyahu, who is favored to win the election here, has had a cool relationship with Obama and was widely seen to have favored Mitt Romney.
Most associated Obama chiefly with the U.S. military role in Afghanistan and seemed deeply ambivalent about it.
While Britons aren’t as enthralled with Obama as they were in 2008, many said they preferred his policies to Romney’s.
The image of a black leader heading the world's most powerful country has remained strong in European minds.
"The fact that the entire planet is still passionately interested in its presidential election says a lot about the special status the United States"
Leaders of opposition parties had dark predictions.