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More than 70 Percent of Americans Believe the US Is On the Wrong Track

According to a new Poll from NBC News, Democratic, Republican and Independent voters agree the US was off track

Americans are unhappy with the nation’s direction under President Joe Biden‘s administration and think the political climate is too polarized to achieve meaningful progress. 

The results of a survey conducted by NBC News between January 14 and 18 were released on Sunday, showing that 72 percent of Americans think the United States is headed in the wrong direction.

The poll did not reflect much change from a similar survey taken in October when 71 percent of respondents responded much the same.  

Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, the Senate’s attempts to pass federal voting laws, and the continued failure of the Build Back Better plan have failed to inspire confidence in Americans. 

Public discontent with the nation’s future climbed above 70 percent only six times throughout the history of NBC’s polling. Each time it generally coincided with an election year or a coming change in Congress.

“In the three instances when this sustained dark outlook coincided with an election year, it foreshadowed bad news for the party in power,” said Jeff Horwitt of Hart Research Associates.

According to the poll, Americans are more pessimistic than ever about the state of democracy, with 76 percent believing that it is under threat. Surprisingly, more than 70 percent of voters from all parties agreed on this matter.  

The pollsters found that 47 percent want Democrats to retain their majority, while 46 percent said they preferred giving leadership to Republicans.

Republicans demonstrated a higher interest in the coming election, with 61 percent saying they were interested in the midterm elections. Only 47 percent of democratic voters expressed the same interest.

According to the NBC poll, the most significant reduction in voter enthusiasm comes from black voters, young voters, and residents of urban areas.

The survey determined that 33 percent of Democrats and 34 percent of Republicans had a positive outlook on the US and the current administration’s leadership. 

A 70 percent majority of respondents agreed that American politics is so polarized that the federal government can no longer solve significant issues. That same majority expressed concerns that those differences would continue to grow. 


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3 responses to “More than 70 Percent of Americans Believe the US Is On the Wrong Track”

  1. pandusa says:

    That is what I figured. The only ones that think we are on the right track are : oligarchs, elites, low info authoritarian hive minds, communist and criminals. And of course, those with a single digit moral IQ (see previous list).

  2. JeffersonsRepublic says:

    What does our democracy is in danger mean? Our we in in danger of becoming a unitary republic where the central government handles all aspects of our lives? Let’s say Donald Trump and the GOP wants that. What do they do then? Do they want to segregate people? Lock up large percentages of the population? What do they want?

    A federal republic is a federation of states with a republican form of government.[1] At its core, the literal meaning of the word republic when used to reference a form of government means: “a country that is governed by elected representatives and by an elected leader (such as a president) rather than by a king or queen”.

    In a federal republic, a division of powers exists between the federal government and the government of the individual subdivisions. While each federal republic manages this division of powers differently, common matters relating to security and defense, and monetary policy are usually handled at the federal level, while matters such as infrastructure maintenance and education policy are usually handled at the regional or local level. However, views differ on what issues should be a federal competence, and subdivisions usually have sovereignty in some matters where the federal government does not have jurisdiction. A federal republic is thus best defined in contrast to a unitary republic, whereby the central government has complete sovereignty over all aspects of political life. This more decentralized structure helps to explain the tendency for more populous countries to operate as federal republics.[2] 

  3. Garce says:

    “According to the NBC poll, the most significant reduction in voter enthusiasm comes from black voters, young voters, and residents of urban areas.”

    In other words, the heart of the dem voter base is not interested in the coming election because they either know they messed up voting bidumb in or they just think that because he is in office, they have done their part and don’t know that congress is where the real power is.

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