BY PAUL BEDARD
Overshadowed by the bungled debut of Obamacare and congressional gridlock, most Americans in a new poll dubbed 2013 a bad year that will be quickly forgotten. For more than four-in-10, the perils of 2013 hit home hard.
â€œPut simply, most Americans are happy to see 2013 go,â€ said the latest Economist/YouGov Poll.
â€” 54 percent called 2013 a â€œbad yearâ€ for the world. Another 15 percent called it a â€œvery bad year,â€ with just 3 percent calling it a â€œvery good yearâ€ and 29 percent a â€œgood year.â€
â€” Only 13 percent of Republicans say 2013 has been a good year for the world.
â€” Obamacare is a failure. â€œThere are almost no issues where a majority of Americans have seen improvement. Only a quarter say health care coverage is better today than it was a year ago; more than half say it has gotten worse, reflecting the continued poor assessments given to the Administrationâ€™s health care reform (in this weekâ€™s Economist/YouGov poll, for example, a majority continues to call it a failure, and nearly half think it should be repealed).â€
â€” 41 percent called 2013 a bad or very bad year for their families.[poll id=”6″]