Poll: More worry than hope for Americans in the new year

A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds Americans showing the wear and tear of four years of economic angst, and a waning belief in the resilience of the American dream. President Obama faces a less hopeful nation than his recent predecessors at the beginning of their second terms

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • banjo kid

    So the 3 million that stayed at home are complaining now ? they have no right to complain but hey I will take what we can get . Personally I was looking to elect a leader not a pastor. and the best choice lost because of misguided people who think unless he or she is a direct gift of God we should just stay at home and then complain about the out come . those who stayed at home you will have to suffer along with the rest of us. Romney may not have met all the requirements of being a Pastor but he sure beat Obama on how to direct our government. Abstaining from voting has its consequences also. I was not pleased with the choices but also knew that we had a guy in there that will strip our rights to the bare bone. Maybe it is Gods will we suffer through this we sure deserve it.