Mood of the Nation

American opinion of the country's state of affairs is at its lowest point since 1979, a new Gallup poll finds. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gallup: American Optimism Hits Lowest Point Since Carter Administration

Fewer than four-in-10 Americans (39 percent) rate the US in a positive manner – the most negative feedback the country has produced since 1979.