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Gallup: Majority Dissatisfied With Next Generation's Prospects

Monday, 04 Jun 2012 10:11 AM

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A new USA Today/Gallup poll suggests that Americans are growing increasingly dissatisfied with the next generation’s prospects of doing better than their parents and could be a sign of how Americans perceive President Barack Obama’s job performance.

“Nearly six in 10 Americans are currently dissatisfied with the opportunity for the next generation of Americans to live better than their parents. Older Americans are particularly unhappy on this question, but on balance, the majority of young adults are negative as well,” according to the poll conducted May 10-13.

Nearly half of those polled seem to doubt that Americans “have either the willingness or the opportunity to get ahead through hard work,” the poll revealed.

Fifty percent of U.S. adults are satisfied with the opportunity for a poor person in the U.S. to get ahead by hard work, with 48 percent dissatisfied and 52 percent are satisfied with “Americans' willingness to work hard to better themselves.”

It’s unclear as to whether the pessimistic numbers will hurt Obama in the November election but the poll suggests that Americans are not optimistic about economic opportunity right now.


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