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Many feel American dream out of reach, poll shows

US public less hopeful than after 2008 financial crisis of hitting jackpot

The majority of those polled were more concerned about the possibility that too much regulation in Washington could stymie the economy than they were about the prospect of inequality.

New York

DESPITE an improving economy and jobs picture, Americans are more pessimistic than they were after the 2008 financial crisis that it is possible to work hard and become rich, according to a New York Times poll.

The poll, which explored opinions on a wide range of economic