A fresh wave of skepticism is sweeping across the U.S., with a staggering 78% of adults casting doubtful eyes on the nation’s trajectory, reveals a pulsating new survey from the Associated Press-NORC Research Center 📊.
Released this Saturday, the poll uncovers a deepening gloom 😟, with only 21% of participants harboring optimism about the country’s course. This marks a slight downturn from just a month prior, when the naysayers numbered 75% and the optimists, 25%.
But that’s not all. As election season approaches, President Biden might need to buckle up 🎢. His approval ratings are on a slippery slope, descending to 38% this month from a modest 40% the month before, and an even healthier 42% the month before that. And it seems the chilly public sentiment isn’t sparing Biden’s Republican counterparts either ❄️.
Take former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), for instance. Post his bipartisan ousting earlier this month, a mere 19% of Americans are tipping their hats to him. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) isn’t faring any better, with just 17% giving him the thumbs up 👍. And with recent health scares and unsettling pauses at press events, murmurs about McConnell’s fitness for office are growing louder 🗣️.
This eye-opening poll, conducted from Oct. 5-9, echoes the sentiments of 1,163 U.S. adults aged 18 and over, and carries a margin of error of +/- 3.9 percentage points. So, what’s next for the Land of the Free? 🇺🇸🔮 The road ahead is uncertain, and America waits with bated breath.