Here are the results of our “2015 Attitude” poll. Politics Plus Polls are not scientific, because those who respond are not balanced according to demographic categories. Therefore, we do not accurately reflect the makeup of the US population. Nevertheless, our polls are usually factually accurate, and more often than not, they reflect thinking or will of the national majority.
And here are your comments:
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Posted by Patty January 14, 2015 at 2:24 am.
As much as I wanted to say optimistic, I had to vote pessimistic because the GOP controls both houses and there are still DINOs around. Pres. Obama has the "veto pen" but how much will he use it?
Posted by Rixar13 January 3, 2015 at 9:29 am.
Pessimistic – Republican dominated wing nut jobs.
Posted by Edie January 1, 2015 at 5:23 pm.
I am pessimistic, remember, I got Mitch for my senator AGAIN!
Posted by Joanne D January 1, 2015 at 4:52 am.
Having seen Democrats – not all, of course, but too many – snatch defeat from the jaws of victory over the past two years, I am quite worried that a GOP majority in Congress, held at bay only by the pen of one man, will lead to more of the same, and exponentially. I would live to be wrong.
Posted by SoINeedAName January 1, 2015 at 4:16 am.
While I’m not a "Glass-half-full" type of guy (I just think they got a glass twice as big as they needed), I am optimistic.
Unemployment rates tumbling
Stock market soaring
Millions more now covered with health insurance
While health care costs themselves are stabilizing
National deficit declining
Gas prices in a nose dive
… So I say "Thanks Obama!" – and mean it!
Of course the Rethuglicans will do their best to thuck fings up … it’s what they do best – and after all, they’ve had 6 years of practice at it
Posted by gene January 1, 2015 at 1:47 am.
I am optimistic by nature, a glass is half full guy, if I could I surround myself with people who feel that way. Pessimists just wear me down. I liken that to Chicken Little – when the truth is the sky never does actually fall. I expect the best, deal with what comes, but do not let whatever comes, change my nature. I am happier when I am positive. In terms of this particular topic, politics, I am happy because I believe the republicans will spend the next two years showing their true colors to the world and the American people, and the President will hold them at bay with his veto pen which they cannot override. But in 2016, the whole country will have seen what they would do if given control of both branches and that will ensure another Democratic president. See? Optimism at work. :^
Posted by Jim Phillips in reply to gene January 1, 2015 at 2:22 am.
I liked Gene’s response (see above) but in discussing with my coffee buddies at the coffee shop, I’m not that pessimistic. lol. But, I do worry…
Posted by Jim Phillips January 1, 2015 at 1:39 am.
The GOP/TP takeover and control of Congress – both the House of Representatives & the Senate.
I was surprised that the plurality disagreed with me on this one. We have three branches of government. Republicans control two. That’s why I feel pessimistic. If they also had the White House, I’d be very pessimistic. If we has either the House or the Senate I’d be neutral. I agree with Gene’s answer long term, but the poll specified this year.
There is a new poll. Name your poison.