The American Dream Is Half Dead

There's a new poll out today that paints a grim picture of what Americans think of their nation. Here's a blurb from the National Journal reporting on one of the findings of its Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll:

53 percent of those polled in the new survey agreed that "anyone who works hard still has a fair chance to succeed and live a comfortable life in today's America"



So that means that about half of those polled think that anyone who works hard does not have a fair chance to succeed and live and a comfortable life in today's America? Ouch. So much for the American Dream.