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Optimism: 50 Percent of Americans Say Best Years Are Behind Us

Anonymous14356 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 6:04 PM
Best years behind us? Hardly. Excellence is an option that's always renewable, so I still have faith in the American ethic. We'll just have to wait until this band of corruptocrats are removed and pray the damage is repairable once they're gone .

Once again, Gallup has asked voters perhaps every pollster’s favorite question: Do you think America’s best years are behind us, or yet to come? As it happens, the results are rather predictable:

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If anything, Gallup’s findings underscore one self-evident truth -- that is, the American public is deeply divided on this question along partisan and ideological lines. And it’s no mystery why. For their part, conservatives are still grappling with the fact that President Obama won re-election, Obamacare will soon be the law of the land, and the latest so-called “fiscal cliff” compromise...