It reported that a Gallup poll published last week found some three-quarters of Americans are voicing dissatisfaction over where the country seems to be headed.
Poll finds that even most Democrats think America is on the wrong track
Perhaps unsurprisingly, 95% of Republicans say they are dissatisfied with America’s direction compared with just 3% who say they are satisfied.
Yet the survey also found widespread discontentment among members of the president’s own party, with 53% of Democrats expressing similar dissatisfaction on what direction the country is going in.
This is not a new development, as Gallup pointed out that a majority of Democrats have not expressed satisfaction regarding America’s direction since June of last year.
“Three-quarters of Americans, including majorities of all party groups, are dissatisfied with the nation’s direction,” a statement from the polling firm explained.
“Even though COVID-19 cases are waning in the U.S., economic concerns are mounting and are likely to continue to suppress national satisfaction until inflation begins to ease,” it added.
MSNBC host says Congressional Democrats are in “shellacking territory”
Biden isn’t the only one with reason to be concerned about voter dissatisfaction, as many observers have predicted that Congressional Democrats are in for serious losses come November.
That prediction is backed up by Real Clear Politics’ polling aggregate, which currently gives Republicans a 3.6% lead on the generic ballot.
Some individual surveys give the GOP an even more substantial advantage, with a poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports between March 13 and March 17 putting Republicans ahead of Democrats by 11. points. Meanwhile, another survey carried out from March 23 to March 24 by Harvard-Harris placed the GOP lead at 6 points.
Last week, even MSNBC host Chuck Todd acknowledged that things don’t look promising for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections.
Fox News quoted Todd as telling viewers that the Democratic Party is “in the shellacking territory” and could face a defeat on the same scale that Republicans experienced during the midterm elections of 2006.