From CNN, June 30, 2022:
The vast majority of Americans across party lines are unhappy with the state of the US, a new set of polling finds.
In an AP-NORC survey, 85% of US adults say that things in the country are headed in the wrong direction, with just 14% believing things are going in the right direction. That’s a more pessimistic reading than in May, when 78% said things were headed the wrong way and 21% that things were generally moving in the right direction.
Currently, both 92% of Republicans and 78% of Democrats are dissatisfied with the direction of the country — the highest number among Democrats since Joe Biden took office last year.
Only 20% of Americans describe the nation’s economy as good, with 79% calling it poor, according to the AP-NORC poll. This sentiment, too, is relatively bipartisan, with both 90% of Republicans and 67% of Democrats describing the economy as poor.
With all that gloom and doom is it even possible to have a positive outlook about our country? Today’s read is from Ben Stein. Here an excerpt:
America is prosperous. No one, or almost no one, goes to bed hungry at night, contrary to the lies of various fundraisers. This still is the golden land.
Read the entire column here.