Skip to comments.Gallup: American Optimism Hits Lowest Point Since Carter Administration
Posted on 01/22/2013 3:45:35 PM PST by library user
WASHINGTON (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 countrys 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 countrys 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.
As a whole, fifty-five percent of Americans say the state of the nation five years ago was positive.
This most recent data was included in Gallups Mood of the Nation survey, which was conducted from Jan. 7-10 of this year. The information based on a ladder scale question Gallup has used periodically since 1959. This question asks Americans to rate their feelings about the country presently, in five years, and five years ago using a zero to 10 scale in which zero equals the worst possible situation and 10 equals the best possible situation.
The 39 percent of Americans who give a six to 10 rating when asked to evaluate the nations current status is similar to the 37 percent who said the same three years ago. These ratings of current conditions coincide with Americans assessment of satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S., which is only at 25 percent in the same poll and below the historical average satisfaction rating.
The three previous points in time when ratings were as low as or lower than the 2013 rating were in August 1979 (34 percent), April 1974 (33 percent), and January 1971 (39 percent).
In the past, assessments have been more positive 73 percent of Americans gave positive ratings in January 2001, which was the highest rating in Gallup poll history.
I guess to the Democrats "best days" is code for $100 per loaf bread and fighting in the streets.
So why did these jackwagons vote for more of the same???
Gee, I wonder what will be different five years from now that could cause a big improvement for America?
Anyone still think that the 2012 “election” was legit? Even the bozos from the UN could not believe that you could vote without showing an I.D.
When Oboma is GONE.
Nope. No voter ID. Liberals were bragging about how many times they voted. Each time they vote, they disenfranchised and honest citizens vote, yet they seem to have no problem with disenfranchisement when it's someones elses vote they deny. They celebrate it.
They're not even hiding it anymore. Who's going to stop them? The spineless Republicans?
Obama Phones.And SSDI.
“Anyone still think that the 2012 election was legit?”
I have my suspicions, but I know plenty of white trash that are gettin’ paid (via kids with fake autism, extended unemployment benefits, state-provided healthcare for their kids while they work under the table, you name it...).