In 2009, six out of ten Americans saw Barack Obama's inauguration as a celebration of democracy in action, a celebration by all Americans.
Now, six in ten see the festivities as a political celebration by the president's supporters.
That change in thinking is clear in this morning's release of a new C-N-N/O-R-C International poll.
Nearly seven in ten Americans told C-N-N they were happy or even thrilled to see Obama inaugurated in 2009.
Only half of respondents said they feel the same way now.
That's the same level of excitement seen in 2005, during the second inauguration of former President George W. Bush.