Americans generally optimistic after election

Confidence has waned in the United States since President Obama’s historic election four years ago, but most Americans are still optimistic about the next four years as the president heads into his second term, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. …

Majorities of Americans still say they think Obama will be able to accomplish such major policy goals as reducing unemployment, improving education, keeping the U.S. safe from terrorism and improving the health care system. [cont.]

Aamer Madhani, USA Today