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Americans across the political spectrum agree on at least one thing: the country is headed in the wrong direction.
According to a new Associated Press/NORC poll, 85% of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction.
The pollster noted that while Republicans have been displeased with the country’s direction since Biden took office, Democrats had been positive about where things were headed. But now, even 78% of Democrats say the U.S. is headed down the wrong path.
Overall, 60% of Americans disapprove of President Joe Biden’s job, including 73% of independent voters and 27% of Democrats.
Dorothy Vaudo, 66, says she voted for Biden in 2020 but won’t be doing that again.
“I’m a Democrat, so I had to vote Democrat, but that’s going to change,” the North Carolina resident told the Associated Press.
The outlet noted that the U.S. economy is a driving factor behind increasing pessimism in Democrats. A majority of adults — 79% — consider the economy to be in poor condition.
“A year ago, 37% of Democrats and 68% of Republicans described the national economy as poor,” the AP/NORC said. “In the latest survey, 67% of Democrats say [the] national economy is poor, and 90% of Republicans say the same.”