Friday, July 12, 2024

Poll: Less than 30% of Americans say US headed in right direction

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe the US s headed down the wrong direction, according to a new survey.

A new Monmouth University poll found that only 29 percent of adults said the U.S. is on the right track, down from 38 percent who said the same in a July poll.

The new survey also revealed that 65 percent of respondents said the country is going in the wrong direction, up from 56 percent two months ago.

Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, stated the handling of the spike in COVID-19 cases and the deadly U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan likely contributed to the latest survey results.

“Most Americans approve of ending the war in Afghanistan, but the images of a disorderly withdrawal did not help [President Joe] Biden at a time when the rise in COVID cases is already unsettling the public,” Murray added.

Although two-thirds of Americans supported the withdrawal, 48 percent said Biden seriously mishandled the mission. During that same time, COVID-19 cases continued to spike, due in large part to the highly contagious delta variant and its effect on unvaccinated Americans.

The poll also found that Biden’s approval rating dropped to 46 percent, with an equal amount disapproving of his job performance. The president’s numbers declined among Democrats, Republicans and independents. Biden’s approval rating was 54 percent in April.

Source: The Hill

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