American Optimism Lowest Since 1979


Surprise!

(CBS DC) Fewer than four-in-10 Americans (39 percent) rate the US in a positive manner — the most negative feedback the country has produced since 1979.

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans are as negative about the country’s prospects as they have been in more than three decades. Americans are more upbeat in their predictions of where the U.S. will be in five years (48 percent positive), but this is the lowest rating since an August 1979 Gallup poll was conducted.

The negativity about the current state of the US has a politically partisan split — Republicans stated that the country’s best days have already passed and Democrats say the best days have not happened yet. Seventy-five percent of Democrats gave positive reviews of how the nation will be five years from now, but only 15 percent of Republicans were positive — a 60 percent partisan gap.

Independents break 48% for 5 years from now, and 39% now.

Democrats are apparently enthused that 5 years from now they’ll still be unemployed and living off the government teet, as the economy stagnates much like Europe and America’s debt is in the $20 trillion range.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

Also see...

Related Articles

1

Health Care Reform = More Money, Bigger Hospitals, and Less Private Practices

For a while, conservatives have known that Obamacare would be a dose of bad medicine. : However, given the axiom that

60

Entire Middle East Might Go Islamofascist

It isn’t just Egypt — with its control of the critical Suez canal — that we stand to lose while

0

Obama To Hold Rare Press Conference Friday Afternoon

Where he’ll pull his typical schtick and bloviate on questions for 5-10 minutes without actually answering any tough questions (ABC