Good news, and/or bad news

These are the actual AP article headlines, via Yahoo News.  Read, and enjoy:

(AP) Poll:  Americans see gloom, doom in 2007.[*1]

Six in 10 people think the U.S. will be the victim of another terroristattack next year, more than five years after the Sept. 11 assault onNew York and Washington. An identical percentage think it is likelythat bad guys will unleash a biological or nuclear weapon elsewhere inthe world.
. . .
The telephone poll of 1,000 adults was conducted Dec. 12-14 by Ipsos,an international polling firm. The margin of sampling error was plus orminus three percentage points.

AP Poll:  Americans optimistic for 2007.[*2]

Seventy-two percent of Americans feel good about what 2007 will bringfor the country, and an even larger 89 percent are optimistic about thenew year for themselves and their families, according to the poll.
. . .
The AP-AOL News poll of 1,000 adults was conducted by telephone fromDec. 12-14 by Ipsos, an international public opinion research company.The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Of course, you have to dig through six paragraphs of the more positively-titled article about how bad the Iraq war is going before you come to this paragraph.  Interestingly, this story, and the immediately previous one on the list, appear to refer to the very same poll.