As Americans anxiously await better times on several fronts, the poll provides an opportunity to take the nation's pulse on a wide variety of topics, issues and ideas.
The results please:
Finally, a question that Americans of all persuasions can agree on. Only 24 percent think that BP will stop the leak by August.
Two-thirds of Americans regardless of their political affiliation don't believe they will.
It would be nice if we could get a similar consensus not just on disasters, but on many other issues currently challenging the country.