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Thursday
Jan032013

Most Feel Country Moving in Wrong Direction

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Satisfied with the direction of the country?  Didn't think so.

You're more likely than not among the majority of Americans who feel that things aren't going right.  A USA Today/Gallup poll finds that only 23 percent of respondents believe the country is heading in the right direction.

What might even be more depressing is that 50 percent of Americans say that the nation's best days are behind us and that today's kids won't have it better than their parents, while 47 are still keeping hope alive for a brighter future.

President Obama is also taking a hit in the new survey, compared to four years ago at this time when 67 percent felt optimistic about his election and two-thirds also said it made them proud he was chosen as the country's leader.

Today, 52 percent are optimistic about Obama's reelection, while just under half say it makes them proud.

The president's overall approval rating stands at about 50 percent at the moment, according to the USA Today/Gallup poll.

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