70% Says USA Going In Wrong Direction

70% Says USA Going In Wrong Direction

70% Says USA Going In Wrong Direction

As America faces the seemingly unpopular choice of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama is looking better than he has since the start of his presidency, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll.

There are warning signs that the country could want a change in direction. Americans who are worried about the economy, political gridlock and terrorism think the country is going in the wrong by a rate of 70 to 25.

But 51 percent of registered voters say they approve of the job Obama is doing as president, compared to 43 percent who disapprove.

Before this year, the last time more than half of the electorate gave Obama gave him such high marks was in 2009, after he was first elected to the White House on a message of hope and change.

“I think President Obama has been extremely thoughtful as a president in a time of great change and conflict in our country,” said Marilyn Heiman, 54, a Democrat who works on natural resource issues in Seattle. “And he’s done it with very little drama.”


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