According to Breitbart, a new poll shows that a majority of Americans aren’t too confident about the direction of the country under President Joe Biden and his administration.
Who would have thought it?
The poll was recently conducted by Reuters/Ipsos from August 18th to August 19th. 1,002 U.S. adults were surveyed, including 429 Democrats, 365 Republicans, and 122 independents.
Among other things, the pollster asked participants, “generally speaking, would you say things in this country are heading in the right direction, or are they off on the wrong track?”
All-in-all, 59 percent of participants opined America, under Biden, is on the “wrong track.” 25 Percent chose “right direction,” and 17 percent selected “don’t know.”
It’s a pretty clear majority, and, as usual, if it wasn’t for the Democrats, the numbers would be far worse. An overwhelming 83 percent of Republicans, and 66 percent of Independents, said that the country, under Biden, is on the wrong track. But, only 35 percent of Democrats chose that response.
Another poll, similar result
The Trafalgar Group recently conducted a similar poll. It took place from August 14th to the 16th, and 1,073 likely general election voters participated. They were asked, “How optimistic are you about the future of America?”
52.8 percent of participants stated that they are not optimistic. 43.7 percent had at least some optimism. And, of that, 52.8 percent, 28.8 percent indicated that they are “not optimistic at all.”
And, it was a similar story in regard to the Democrat-Republican breakdown. Republicans are far more likely to be less optimistic about the future than Democrats. Whereas 62 percent of Democrats indicated that they have some kind of optimism, the corresponding number for Republicans was 31 percent.
The question with too many answers
The question, of course, is what is driving these numbers. The Reuters/Ipsos poll gives us some sort of insight as the pollster asked participants what the most important problems are for America at the moment.
Towards the top of the list was the economy, then public health, and then immigration. Crime wasn’t too far behind.
These are probably the big four at the moment. And, the Biden administration is doing little to address these problems. Hence, the polls.