Wednesday, January 21, 2009
A new poll shows that three out of four American people feel more optimistic about the country's future now that Barack Obama has been inaugurated president.
The Associated Press-Knowledge Networks poll also showed that even among Republicans, just 29% of those surveyed felt more pessimistic with Obama at the White House — roughly the same number as the 30% of GOP people who said they felt more optimistic.
A smaller proportion of those who said they saw or heard his inaugural address — 51% — called it good.
The poll was conducted Tuesday and involved online interviews with 835 adults. It has a samling error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.