Poll: American optimism lowest since Carter WH
What's shaping negative sentiment?
- Duration 3:31
- Date Jan 24, 2013
What's shaping negative sentiment?
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Are Americans downbeat after Obama -- -- peace.
Well according to a new Gallup poll surveyed horses we're is bummed about the state of the nation and our future prospects have we as we have been in three decades.
Fewer than four -- -- -- the current status of the US on the positive side of the scale of one to ten.
The lowest since 1979.
Likewise Americans are.
The least upbeat about where the country will be in five years since Jimmy Carter's presidency is in the early 1930s.
This -- sweat but in light.
Being -- Lightning round my capital and he less happy -- we were in 1979 when they didn't even have cars.
There were in our cars that it works well I think everybody the expectation that there are going to be invented.
I couldn't really put some wins and little things about promise and hope it is about hope mountain yeah and everyone's -- very hopeful as you can see exhibit is this static hi there one thing that I got out of this was that Gallup has nothing but utter contempt for the American people.
If you read the question -- with the servant.
They for instance as we'd like you to imagine a web server with steps the lowest -- -- zero in the top step.
Please tell me the number of steps in which you think the United States the hands of the present time that was the actual question so the whole thing is to be thrown out.
Based on that it's ridiculous you know what it is it's -- Terrorists it's flat flat flat what are we don't know what -- -- -- -- it's in cat videos anywhere in the world yet he still complain.
Are we better off than we were even though you know gas prices are ten dollars a gallon then they're still people that can't vote them.
And we still have them.
Tax preach yeah.
Free trade that's my -- run out of things I think.
It's kind of core relating to a certain yet -- you got understand.
The greatest sports team of all time census reported yet read through yeah that's an -- 101979.
Stroke and Joseph Montana Bill Walsh and Joseph Montana a quarterback from Notre Dame yes.
-- -- -- Girlfriend now.
Not at all I think it's everything's going to be good that sort of -- -- -- the quarterback it was injured then allowed to Montana to play I was negative for.
So no -- can't you can't actually I was actually I did about I was working on the Carter administration -- yeah.
So that -- really started to -- -- -- while that was after Watergate when things have shell us but let's need to -- There was.
I don't like I know my forty I grew up with the 49ers and the Oakland -- -- and I hairy guy named Vic.
He brought -- the game to do terrible things image in fact you moved here so can't be.
As bad as your silly I would nation across the pond.
-- -- Taken web -- might not even a little aspect like eight adults that's good to be OK yes the Financial Times that he has a bright display in the local economy right -- -- doing better than everywhere else back.
Tonight thirty seconds -- in your book be happy America you detail how to feel better about.
Problem I forgot I wrote that book and it was about five years ago a lot of time a lot of -- got published again.
I didn't want to let you know the -- thing is bad because you say at the top the latter is good at the bottom of letters but it is about as good.
Usually there's a -- a -- American.
You're breathing heavily you're looking at that -- a homeowner up to number five they have nothing to do with America everything to do with what to factor into account I actually I -- a --