After a Year of Biden, Shocking Number of Americans Think Country Is on 'Wrong Track'

After a Year of Biden,  Shocking Number of Americans Think Country Is on 'Wrong Track'
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We reported earlier on Sunday, a new NBC poll has come out showing how unpopular some of the politicians in America are. But the poll also showed a shocking number — that 72 percent of Americans think that the country is heading in the wrong direction. NBC said this was only the sixth time in history that it’s been over 70 percent and that when it happened in an election year, it wasn’t good for the party in power.

“In the three instances when this sustained dark outlook coincided with an election year, it foreshadowed bad news for the party in power — 1992, 2008 and 2016,” said Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt of Hart Research Associates.

When asked about where they thought we are after a year of Biden, Americans answered, “downhill,” “divisive,” “negative,” “struggling,” “lost” and “bad.”

There’s also a double-digit advantage in enthusiasm going into the midterms on the Republican side. Meanwhile, in the Democrats’ core groups, the biggest drops have come from key segments of the Democratic base, including Black voters, young voters, and urban voters. That’s a signal that some of the base is not going to show up, and the reason is Biden in large measure. Some Democrats said that they didn’t believe that Biden was fighting hard enough for their interests. When there’s been such a double-digit lead in enthusiasm in 2006, 2010, 2014, or 2018, that party with the enthusiasm edge has made a lot of gains.

Biden has blamed COVID, but he’s refused to take any responsibility for his bad policies and actions that have led to a lot of the problems. When he’s asked about polls like this one, he just blows them off, saying he doesn’t believe the polls. I’m not sure I believe that. But what is surely true is that he’s not paying attention to/caring about what Americans are saying — focus on the issues that matter to us — because he hasn’t been focusing on those issues. Instead, he thinks Americans are just confused and don’t get how wonderful he is.

More bad signs for Biden and the Democrats? Sixty-one percent said their family income was dropping behind the cost of living. Seventy percent thought that America had become too polarized. That’s up 34 percent from a decade ago.

Virtually no one thought that Biden had done a good job uniting the country. NBC interviewed ‘independents’ who hadn’t voted for Democrats in 2016 but did vote for Biden in 2020. Biden is listening to too many liberals, one voter who voted for him said. Well, no kidding, we could have told you that, and we did. Now you see the disastrous place he’s taken the country. But these independents who may have voted for him in 2020 made it very clear how unhappy they are now.

Those are just killer numbers for Joe Biden and the Democrats. No one votes for the party in power when they are that unhappy.

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