I get the West Virginian misery and the Rust Belt depression, but Florida? Are old people just cranky? Is it the swamps? Unemployment? Housing crisis? Sucky schools?
Maybe I answered my own question.
Gallup has the rest of the data on the states. The mid-west and west (all but Nevada–shocka!) are pretty happy.
I wonder if there’s any correlation with legalized prostitution and misery. Hey, just wondering!
Seems to me, that work and home stress is the key to lack of well-being, more than anything.
Rasmussen’s recent poll should concern Democrats–if they hadn’t already enacted the single most transformational piece of legislation ever knowing full well that the American people hated it. But they made that decision knowing full well that their futures hung in the balance. Or maybe they didn’t care about the future because they had some other guarantees for other lobbying or ambassadorships or inside administration jobs to keep them in the manner to which they’re accustomed.
The numbers aren’t a joke though. From Rasmussen:
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, up three points from last week, while 39% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent, up four points from the previous survey.
No, it’s not a joke.
But the joke may well be on the American people. I’m not sure the Democrats care about re-election.
How much do people hate health care reform? They hate it so much they’re starting to hate President Obama because he won’t shut up about it. Gallup has the distressing news for President Obama: 47% disapprove. 46% approve.
Three more weeks of health care haggling? That should put President Obama over 50% disapproval or more.
I’ve heard people say that approval goes up as soon as it passes. Um, I doubt it.
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