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Most Americans think US going in wrong direction: Poll

26 October 2015 5:50


An overwhelming majority of likely voters in the United States believe the nation is headed down the wrong direction, according to a new survey.

The WND poll, commissioned by Clout Research and released on Sunday, found 85.3 percent of likely American voters believe the US is on wrong track.

That belief is held by 87.4 percent of Republicans, 51.9 percent of Democrats and 83.9 percent of independents.

“The latest Research survey shows that the dramatic dissatisfaction that Republican voters felt toward the Obama administration since early in his first term has spread to include all of Washington,” said Fritz Wenzel, chief of Clout Research.

“Given what we have seen in the first act of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, this is no surprise, as political outsiders lead experienced candidates by wide margins. But it is appears to be raw economic insecurity, not run-of-the-mill Beltway politics, that appear to be at the core of the problem,” Wenzel said.

In the same poll, 93 percent of respondents who described themselves as conservative are dissatisfied with the direction of the country while 91 percent of respondents who described themselves as liberal shared the same belief.

Overall, 80 percent of respondents described the current state of the economy as “very fragile” or “somewhat fragile” after seven years of US President Barack Obama’s economic policies.

A Gallup survey released in August showed that only 26 percent of Americans are currently satisfied with the way things are going in their country.

Generally, less than 30 percent of Americans have expressed satisfaction with the country’s direction since 2007, an extraordinarily long spell of low satisfaction when compared with Gallup’s full trend since 1979.

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