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

Wendy60 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 8:58 PM
Naive. Why do Republicans not take the Democrats at their word when they self-righteously announce their intentions? When in the last four years have they bluffed? When? They just announced today that they intend to seek higher taxes on the wealthy. They should be taken at their word. Then what?

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...