January 2, 2014
A National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in October 2013. About half of Americans expect 2014 to be a better year than 2013.
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About half of Americans expect 2014 to be a better year than 2013, according to the recent AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve poll. And judging by the typical questions pollsters use to measure the public mood, it doesn’t seem like it could be much worse.