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

Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 6:22 PM
I'm surprised that the percentage is that low. I would have thought that it would be higher. I often wonder what has happened to the country I grew up in.
UltraMan Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 6:29 PM
You'd need the Wayback Machine to find it.
Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 6:32 PM
True, where are Mr. Peabody and His Boy Sherman when you need them?

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...