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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New Year's poll: Americans hopeful for a better 2017

55 percent believe their lives will be better next year, a big jump from last year's poll

Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according to a new poll that found that a majority believes things are going to get better for the country next year.

A look at the key findings of the Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll:

SO HOW WAS 2016?

Americans weren't thrilled with the year. Only 18 percent said things for the country got better, 33 percent said things got worse, and 47 percent said it was unchanged from 2015.

On a personal level, they were optimistic about 2017.

Fifty-five percent said they believe things will be better for them in the coming year than in the year that just concluded. That's a 12-point improvement from last year's poll.



Anonymous said...

Considering the last eight years, it can only get better....

Now, if the HildaBeast had won the electoral vote, we'd all be screwed!

Anonymous said...

Amen to that,maybe my small business will be worth having and not be taxed up the ying yang.

Anonymous said...

If you actually understood ECONOMICS you would realize that it really can only get worse. And worse. And much much worse.

It can never get better, because it isn't supposed to get better.
Mr. Trump knows that more than most of you.
He is friends with the international bankers.
Remember, he loves to "borrow money"