Optimism in country down in new poll, Majority are pessimistic on direction of the country

Optimism in country down in new poll, Majority are pessimistic on direction of the country


Optimism in the country is down in a new ABC/Ipsos poll and the majority are now pessimistic about the direction of our country.

ABC reported “A majority — 55% — of the public say they are pessimistic about the direction of the country, a marked change from the roughly one-third (36%) that said the same in an ABC News/Ipsos poll published May 2. In the early May survey, Americans were more optimistic than pessimistic by a 28-percentage point margin.”

“Optimism is now under water 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,” the report adds.

The report adds that “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.”

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Author: Paul Goldberg


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