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A Matter Of Opinion

The happy 9 percent of Americans

According to this Gallup Poll, 91 percent of Americans think the country is on the wrong track.

Investments are tanking. Homes being foreclosed upon. Relentless job losses. Unpopular war in Iraq. Deteriorating situation in Afghanistan. Government bailouts.

It’s not hard to understand why the poll is so low, but how can the 9 percenters look at all of this and say, “Keep up the good work!”

Even if they are among the rare individuals who are doing fine, doesn’t it bug them that so many others are not?

Do you know any of these happy people? Can anyone explain them to me?

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