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

Chestertonfan Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 10:04 AM
Soon, depends what entitlement reform is agreed to during the next manufactured debt ceiling crises.

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:


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...