President Joe Biden got more horrifying news as a new ABC News/Ipsos poll has found that American’s optimism in the country’s direction has collapsed.
The poll found that pessimism among Americans in the space of a month has gone from 36% to 55%. For the outlook of so many Americans to change so rapidly is terrifying for Democrats preparing for the 2022 midterm elections.
ABC News reported, “In the early May survey, Americans were more optimistic than pessimistic by a 28-percentage point margin. Optimism is now underwater by 10 points. Looking ahead to the next 12 months, fewer than half — 45% — now report feeling optimistic about the way things are going, a significant drop from about two-thirds (64%) in the May poll.”
What is worse is that optimism is down regardless of political affiliation. The crash in outlook has affected Democrats, Republicans, and independents.
ABC News continued reporting, “Optimism is down about 20 points among Democrats and Republicans and down 26 points among independents. Among Democrats, about 7 in 10 (71%) now say they are optimistic about the direction of the country over the next 12 months.”
This poll was released around the same time as a Gallup poll that found that Biden’s approval rating has dropped dramatically. The news when it comes to President Biden is all bad, and Democrats are starting to panic.
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