[Ed. – That’s good. But it’s worth being wary: last time it was this high or higher, our voting populace was stupid and complacent enough to think we could keep electing an Obama — and to show no real interest in understanding why his presidency was so overwhelmingly bad for us. No underlying circumstances are so resilient and reliable that we can keep electing bad leaders without leaving irreparable damage.]
According to a recent Gallup poll, about 6 in 10 Americans (61%) say it is very (18%) or somewhat (43%) likely that the next generation will have a better life than did their parents. That’s seven points higher than the last Gallup survey on the issue (June 14-23, 2016), when 54 percent of Americans said that it was very (16%) or somewhat (38%) likely that the next generation would have a better life than their parents did,
The 61 percent mark “is the highest since 2010,” notes Gallup, “but is still not back to the level of 66% measured in February 2008,” when former President Obama got elected.