The State of the Union According to the People

Gallup came out with a poll recently on how the American people viewed various aspects of life today comapred to 2008 when Obama beccame President.  Here are some of the results:

Overall quality of life:  down five points since 2008;
Influence of organized religion:  plus two;
The opportunity for a person to get ahead by working hard:  down 13 since Obama was inaugurated;
Our system of government, how well it works:  down 11;
The size and power of the federal government:  down 10;
The moral and ethical climate:  down 9;
The size and influence of major corporations:  down 6. 

Of course, it's all George Bush's fault.