A survey of 500 Minnesota voters commissioned by a conservative think-tank finds that respondents have “traded their normally sunny disposition for feelings of uncertainty and concern about the future of Minnesota and the nation.”  John Hinderaker with Center of the American Experiment:

“56 percent of Minnesotans said that they think the next generation is going to be worse off.  Again, kind of a stunning measure of pessimism.”

Hinderaker says inflation is apparently taking a toll:  60 percent of respondents said they’ve put less money into savings and 53 percent say they’ve delayed a major purchase — while a similar percentage responded they’ve cut back on groceries.