If you read the New York Times this morning that's what you woke up to. The results a new poll that found Americans are more dissatisfied with the country’s direction than at any time since the Times/CBS News poll began asking nearly two decades ago.
The paper reports 81% of those questioned said they believe “things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track,” up from 69% a year ago and 35% in early 2002.
Only 4% of the 1,368 surveyed said the U.S. is better off than five years ago.
What's everybody so unhappy about?
What are you unhappy about? Jobs? Iraq? Immigration? Global warming? Tax season? I'd love to know.
And what do you think this attitude might mean for the election come November? Will the Democrats benefit?
President Bush has acknowledged economic troubles, but a recent article suggested he is in denial about the seriousness of what's happening in the economy. (Remember, he "hadn't heard that" gas was approaching $4 a gallon?)
And how will the state of the economy play for presumptive Republican nominee John McCain, who has said when it comes to the economy, he "doesn't know much about it."
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