New Poll: Nearly 70% of Americans Say Country is Heading in Wrong Direction

Data showing brighter future for Republicans by the day

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
June 2, 2022

With the 2022 midterms on the horizon, the media and politicians alike have been glued to public opinion polling that could give a good indication of what the election this Fall will look like.  Now, a new poll is showing that almost 68% of the country thinks America is going in the wrong direction.

A new Rasmussen poll released this week has shown that 25% of likely US voters believe the country is heading in the right direction.  As for the other three fourths of respondents, 68% said they think the country is on the wrong track, and roughly 43% are undecided.

The poll was conducted by telephone of 2,500 likely voters between May 22-26, 2022, with a margin of error of +/- 2 % and a 95% level of confidence.

The data does not come as a surprise as President Joe Biden (D) is currently seeing some of his worst approval rating numbers in his entire presidency.  Just last month Biden officially dropped to 26% approval among Hispanic voters, a 29% drop in just one year.

Some more specific topics bring most of Joe Biden's setbacks to light with the American public, namely on the economy.  The Washington Post reported data that showed 9 in 10 Americans reported being concerned with inflation, and 50% of Americans claimed that they trust Republicans to do a better job on the economy than the current administration.

Perhaps the most shocking data of them all is Democrats losing on the topic of immigration.  43% of respondents favor Republicans on the issue, as compared to just 40% of voters siding with Democrats.

As for the Post-ABC poll, which was reported by the Washington Post, data was collected between April 24-28, 2022.  This involved a random sample of 1,004 American adults through landlines and cellphones.  The margin of error is +/- 3.5%.

In Florida, specically in South Florida, President Biden is so underwater with voters that Florida Democrats are concerned that they are at risk of losing some of the state and congressional seats that have been considered safe Democratic seats.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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