A large majority of Americans says the country is headed in the wrong direction on Joe Biden’s watch.
It’s almost impossible to disagree when you look at the economy, gas prices, inflation, food shortages and other problems.
This is unlikely to change before the 2022 midterm elections.
From NBC News:
… the survey finds abortion climbing up the list of issues that Americans believe are the most important, and that Democratic interest in the upcoming midterms has increased since earlier this year.
But the poll also found that this Supreme Court draft opinion hasn’t substantially altered the overall political environment heading into November’s elections — with inflation and the economy remaining the public’s top issues, President Joe Biden’s job rating falling below 40 percent and a whopping 75 percent of Americans saying the country is headed in the wrong direction.
It’s the fourth straight NBC News poll with the wrong-track number higher than 70 percent, and the fifth time in the poll’s 34-year history when the wrong-track number hit 75 percent or higher.
The other times were in 2008 (during the Great Recession) and 2013 (during a government shutdown).
“It is a flashing red light when you see a number like this,” said Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies, who conducted this survey with Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt of Hart Research Associates.
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“Americans are telling us this is as bad as 2008,” McInturff added.
This is very bad news for Biden and his party.
75% Of Americans Think The Country Under Biden Is Headed In The Wrong Directionhttps://t.co/4Tx9erdFU2
— The Federalist (@FDRLST) May 16, 2022
NEW POLL: Only 39% of Americans approve of @JoeBiden and THREE QUARTERS say the country is headed in the wrong direction.https://t.co/mgXyHWbGMG
— Senate Republicans (@NRSC) May 16, 2022
(NBC News poll) is the country headed in the wrong direction/right direction
Wrong direction: 75%
Right direction: 16%
This is the worst number since the height of the financial crisis in 2008.
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) May 15, 2022
The first step in fixing this is taking Congress away from Democrats in November.