CNN poll: 6-year high in U.S. optimism
April 12th, 2013
10:06 AM ET

CNN poll: 6-year high in U.S. optimism

As the stock market continues to show record highs, the number of Americans who say things are going well in the country has reached 50% for the first time in more than six years, according to a new national survey.

But that doesn’t mean the country is entirely out of the woods yet. The CNN/ORC International poll released Friday indicates that an equal 50% say the country is in bad shape.

“The number continues an upward pattern since the summer of last year, when only 35% were optimistic about the country’s conditions,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

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  1. Portland tony


    April 12, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I'm always optimistic until I turn pessimistic.
    Optimistic is better, even if I'm accused of being a Pollyanna.

    April 12, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. vikingwoman

    I'm glad we're optimistic! It's my middle name!!

    April 14, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |