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Majority of Americans Are Upbeat About the Next Four Years [54% vs 65% after '08 election]
Gallup ^ | 11/16/12

Posted on 11/16/2012 6:52:44 PM PST by SoFloFreeper

A majority of Americans believe the country will be better off four years from now, while 41% say it will be worse. But this level of optimism is down considerably from four years ago, following President Barack Obama's first election victory, when 65% said the country would be better off in four years, and prior to his first inauguration, when 72% said the same.

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Check it out: right after the CLOWN get elected in 2008, 65% of America was deluded enough to think he'd make things better.

Insanity really set in and by the town he seized power 2 months later in January of 2009, 72% of Americans thought that four years of his policies would benefit this nation.

I guess I take some solace in the fact that the number is down 11% from four years ago...and I am BETTING that by January of 2013, Americans will have an even lower view of the future...

Which, while sad, would also be more realistic.

We are experience Jimmy Carter's third term.

1 posted on 11/16/2012 6:52:57 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

gallup BS


2 posted on 11/16/2012 6:54:12 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SoFloFreeper

Democrats are nearly unanimous in their positive feelings that the next four years will be better for the country, with 94% saying so versus 4% who think things will be worse. Republicans are nearly as united but in the opposite direction, with 11% saying the country will be better off and 86% seeing the country souring. Independents are more upbeat than not about the future, 51% to 40%.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 6:54:23 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

WOW 11% have stopped living under rocks


4 posted on 11/16/2012 6:54:30 PM PST by molson209
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To: SoFloFreeper

Roughly the same percentage don’t know who the Vice President is.


5 posted on 11/16/2012 6:54:46 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think too many people are doing too much “medical” happy smoke in this country. That or meth.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 6:54:46 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think I’ve heard of Gallup. They’re the ones who said we would have a president-elect Romney right about now.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 6:55:03 PM PST by GnL
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To: SoFloFreeper

My God. How deluded can people believe. The economy is a mess. 23 million unemployed and more losing their jobs every day. It makes no sense. People have really gone mad.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 6:55:18 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: SoFloFreeper

BALONEY!


9 posted on 11/16/2012 6:58:12 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: SoFloFreeper

So 54% are too stupid to see a freight train coming straight at them.


10 posted on 11/16/2012 6:59:06 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: SoFloFreeper

54% of the country are absolute MORONS! And 65% were absolute MORONS in 2008!!!!!!


11 posted on 11/16/2012 7:00:30 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Apparently, as long as the MSM keep telling people everything is swell and Obama is terrific people really do buy it. Apparently staring down the barrel of total economic devistation doesn’t phase people as long as they have that warm glowing happy talk on the flat screen.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 7:03:39 PM PST by Obadiah (Americans said, "Give us Barabbas!")
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To: tina07

I can somewhat sympathize with the folks who expected better in 2009, because they were brainwashed about blank slate Baraq by the media. Those who have now experienced four years and still expect better really are morons.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 7:03:47 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Better off four years from now — because BO will finally be out of the White House (we hope)?


14 posted on 11/16/2012 7:05:01 PM PST by thecodont
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wishful and hopeful thinking?


15 posted on 11/16/2012 7:05:19 PM PST by doc1019
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To: SoFloFreeper
It seems they are testing their base voters.

Must be disappointing for them to see their dear Leader down some though remaining upbeat that a good number of the Jim Jones followers are still on the Obama bus..

16 posted on 11/16/2012 7:08:26 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. As another FR member says..Obamas are living in gangster paradise.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Despite the smiles and the uplifting rhetoric, Romney’s message was essentially one of austerity: we’ll have to suck it up and tighten the belt before it gets better. And America did not want to hear that message. It burns.”


17 posted on 11/16/2012 7:08:49 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Bryanw92

That 54% is nearly identical to the percentage that still blame Bush for the economy. Figures.


18 posted on 11/16/2012 7:21:43 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: SoFloFreeper
Yeah;

Don't worry..........be happy.

LOL

19 posted on 11/16/2012 7:21:58 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

54% are optimistic? Makes sense to me. 51% re-elected the Marxist Despot. There is no statistically significant difference between those two numbers.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 7:26:43 PM PST by BlueStateRightist (“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”)
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To: SoFloFreeper

In 2008 65% of the people thought things would be better because the Food Stamp President would be leaving office in 4 years. In 2012 54% of the people think things will be better because the Food Stamp President will be leaving office, but he will have screwed up the economy so bad that 11% have given up hope.


21 posted on 11/16/2012 7:28:39 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: doc1019

Delusional imbeciles is more like it.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 7:32:46 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: SoFloFreeper

A majority of Americans are complete morons, cowards, and lazy scum.


23 posted on 11/16/2012 7:34:33 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Bryanw92
So 54% are too stupid to see a freight train coming straight at them.

That's one way to thin the herd.... B-P
24 posted on 11/16/2012 7:40:46 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Obama voters have cooties.)
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To: traditional1

If your tag is the real you, I feel sorry for you and your family....


25 posted on 11/16/2012 7:45:46 PM PST by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Obadiah

EXACTLY! I sent an educated (former, now, after this week) 30 year friend an article with a bit of a snide comment on my part....she flipped out..saying that was MY Reality.....and she didn’t even vote for the “O”....she just doesn’t want to see or even think about what’s coming. I’m toxic and a ranter to her, just because I send INFORMATION.


26 posted on 11/16/2012 7:47:00 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Well, if there was any smallest doubt that the nation is finished, this should erase it...

President reagan must be spinning in his grave...Along with the Founding Fathers...

We are officially 10-years into the "thousand years"...

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

27 posted on 11/16/2012 7:47:00 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Who even dreams up this cr@p?


28 posted on 11/16/2012 7:56:26 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Obadiah

Spiritual blindness is difficult to fathom when your eyes see, and your ears hear.

We are like crazy men in dressed in skins of wild beasts imploring them to hear the Truth.

It will get worse, I fear. I had hoped for a reprieve.

That only means to me we must redouble our efforts. Win, lose or draw in this world matters not.


29 posted on 11/16/2012 8:01:44 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They never learn.


30 posted on 11/16/2012 8:08:01 PM PST by gotribe
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To: SoFloFreeper

LOL !!!!! Morons!!!!


31 posted on 11/16/2012 8:08:59 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Clueless idiots.


32 posted on 11/16/2012 8:13:40 PM PST by Florida native
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'm pretty upbeat. They say the hardest part of the Zombie Apocalypse is waiting for it to start.

It ain't gonna be long now...

33 posted on 11/16/2012 8:16:36 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ve been compiling a count of people laid off since the election it just broke 90,000.

That’s just the ones broadly announced.

90,000 in 10 days.

Yeah. Things are looking soooooo much better.


34 posted on 11/16/2012 8:37:36 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

There is no shortage of useful idiots!


35 posted on 11/16/2012 8:41:48 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: null and void
Yes, december's jobs report will for the 48th consecutive month "unexpectedly" be worse.

Isn't EVERYTHING Obama touches "unexpectedly" worse?

Except for people who know what this POS really is.

Then things are "expectedly" worse.

Unless Obama pursues some other course, why WOULD the economy get better? The same failed ideas that got us here will suddenly start working?

36 posted on 11/16/2012 8:48:50 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Buahahahahahahaha!

People believe the continuing Obama campaign, which has not ceased since 2007.

A reality check will happen soon, and these dreamers will awaken, and be very, very angry, when their fridges are no longer full.


37 posted on 11/16/2012 8:55:21 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Dope springs eternal.


38 posted on 11/16/2012 9:03:07 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The poor, dumb, people who think they will be better off are going to be the ones hurt the most. They chose what they wanted to trickle down on them, and it is going to get deep.


39 posted on 11/16/2012 9:07:32 PM PST by pallis
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To: boop

Yes. December’s job numbers data collection stops on Nov. 13.

By that time I expect my list will clear 100,000, and I’m not even looking at anything between Oct 13 and Nov 6. Nor do I see any of the small company layoffs.

I’d guess that for every WARN act reporting threshold layoff there’s another laid off coffee shop waitress, Mom’n’Pop store clerk or small company gofer.

Say 300,000 newly unemployed reported 3 weeks before Christmas?


40 posted on 11/16/2012 9:12:54 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Nowhere Man

So 54% are too stupid to see a freight train coming straight at them.

That’s one way to thin the herd.... B-P

____________________________________

LOL!! At least they’ll have their Obama phone to call 911.


41 posted on 11/16/2012 9:16:52 PM PST by navymom1
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To: Bryanw92
So 54% are too stupid to see a freight train coming straight at them.

the gates are all down
the signals are flashing
the whistle is screaming in vain
if you sit on the tracks
ignoring the facts
you can't blame the wreck on the train

42 posted on 11/16/2012 9:23:58 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hank Rearden: “What are you counting on?!”


43 posted on 11/16/2012 9:25:40 PM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: null and void

An old song from my Sunday school days keeps popping into my mind as an ear worm.

This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through, my treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue;
The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

Oh, Lord you know, I have no friend like you, if heaven’s not my home, then Lord what will I do. The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door and I can’t feel at home in the world anymore. (at least not in the US)


44 posted on 11/16/2012 9:28:39 PM PST by Eva
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To: Eva

It ain’t the place I was born.

The Flag is different.

The Pledge is different.

And so much more is alien.


45 posted on 11/16/2012 9:32:06 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: navymom1

They better hope the cell towers are working. B-)


46 posted on 11/16/2012 9:37:45 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Obama voters have cooties.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Gallup? Next!


47 posted on 11/16/2012 9:51:45 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: SoFloFreeper

no shortage of stupid people coming out of government operated schools. just think how the dmv and post offcie operate. that tells you something.


48 posted on 11/17/2012 2:25:32 AM PST by veritas2002
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To: SoFloFreeper

This has not hit home we are still living in the capitalist sytem looking over at the offerings ubango has instore for us but not experiencing it yet, wait............when it comes down and people get a taste they will rise up and he will clamp down.


49 posted on 11/17/2012 2:31:30 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: BlueStateRightist

That was exactly how I took it, too.


50 posted on 11/17/2012 2:37:47 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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