When Gallup recently asked Americans
what the biggest problem facing the United States is, the four most common answers were dissatisfaction with government, the economy in general, unemployment, and healthcare. Each was mentioned by more than 15 percent of those polled. The gap between rich and poor was mentioned by only 4 percent.
If President Obama wants to make the 2014 electoral debate about income inequality, as he seems to, he has an uphill climb ahead of him.