Majority of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, poll shows

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The vast majority of Americans, across all party lines, are unhappy with the state of the United States, according to a new set of polls.

In an AP-NORC poll released Wednesday, 85% of American adults say things are going in the wrong direction, with just 14% believing things are on the right track.

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This is a more pessimistic assessment than in May, when 78% said things were going in the wrong direction and 21% said things were generally on the right track.

Currently, 92% of Republicans and 78% of Democrats are dissatisfied with the direction of the country — the highest number among Democrats since President Joe Biden took office last year.

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Only 20% of Americans describe the country’s economy as good, with 79% calling it bad, according to the AP-NORC poll. This sentiment is also relatively bipartisan, with 90% of Republicans and 67% of Democrats pessimistic about the US economic situation.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll also released Wednesday shows growing discontent, specifically among Democrats, in the days following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the federal constitutional right to abortion.

In this poll, 62% of Democrats say things in the country are on the wrong track, up from 49% the week before. On the other hand, 86% of Republicans say things are going in the wrong direction, down from 94% the week before.

Meanwhile, Americans’ opinions of Biden remain low. An average of CNN of polls taken in the second half of June indicates that 38% of Americans approve of the work he is doing, with 57% disapproving, similar to the ratings at the start of the month.

In the AP-NORC poll, 28% of Americans approved of Biden’s performance in the economy – his lowest rating on the subject to date – 36% approved of his performance on gun policy and 53% approved of his handling of the pandemic. Covid-19.

The average calculated by CNN included results from the Quinnipiac University poll conducted June 17-20, the CBS News/YouGov poll conducted June 22-24, the NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll conducted June 24-25, the AP-NORC poll conducted June 23-27 and the Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted June 27-28.

Source: CNN Brasil

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