Tags: gallup | election | obama | romney

Gallup: Majority Dissatisfied With Next Generation's Prospects

Monday, 04 Jun 2012 10:11 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
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.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Ryan to Newsmax: Any Reform of Welfare Must Be Means-Tested

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 20:51 PM

In making his case for the overhaul of welfare programs, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday insi . . .

Paul Ryan: No Compromise on Closing Ex-Im Bank

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 20:19 PM

Amid recent rumors on Capitol Hill that House Republicans were going to "punt" on their intention to close down the Expo . . .

Wisconsin's Walker Buoyed by Voter ID, Union Law Victories

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 16:21 PM

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, fighting to win a second term, was buoyed by his state's high court with victories upho . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved