Poll: 81 percent think U.S. on wrong track
NEW YORK (AP) - A new poll indicates the vast majority of
Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction.
More than 80 percent of people surveyed in a CBS News-New York
Times poll think things have "pretty seriously gotten off on the
wrong track." That's the most dissatisfaction since the poll began
in the early 1990s. It's up frpom 69 percent a year ago and and 35
percent just six years ago.
The CBS-Times survey comes as housing turmoil rocks Wall Street
amid an economic downturn. The poll finds the economy has surpassed
the war in Iraq as the dominating issue of the U.S. presidential
race. There is now nearly a national consensus that the United
States faces significant problems.
President Bush's job approval rating stands at 28 percent.
That's unchanged from last summer.
The nationwide telephone survey of more than 1,300 adults was
conducted from March 28th to April 2nd. The margin of sampling
error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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