Sunny Mood at Midsummer: Americans take a brighter view of Reagan

Americans take a brighter view of Reagan, the economy and the country

Americans take a brighter view of Reagan, the economy and the country

As the vacation season ripens to its fullest, Americans are heading to the beaches, tennis courts and backyard barbecue pits in their sunniest mood in nearly two years. The nation's problems, they think, look much less menacing, in particular, better than they did last winter and spring, largely because the recovery in the economy now seems to be genuine. Moreover, as the public's outlook on life in general brightens, so does its opinion of President Reagan, whose ratings are finally beginning to...

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