Poll: 65% Say America is on the 'Wrong Track'

By Michael W. Chapman | September 17, 2021 | 9:53am EDT
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.  (Getty Images)
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- A new survey by the Monmouth University Polling Institute shows that only 29% of Americans think the country is headed "in the right direction," and a strong majority of 65% thinks America is on the "wrong track."

In the Sept. 9-13 telephone survey, U.S. adults were asked, "Would you say things in the country are going in the right direction, or have they gotten off on the wrong track?"

(Monmouth University Polling Institute.)
(Monmouth University Polling Institute.)

Only 29% said the right direction, which is down from 42% in January 2021, a 13 point decline.

65% said the wrong track, which is up from 51% in January, an uptick of 14 points. 

In another question, the survey asked, "Do you approve or disapprove of the job Joe Biden is doing as president?"

(Monmouth University Polling Institute.)
(Monmouth University Polling Institute.)

Only 46% said they approved, which is down from 54% in January 2021. Also, 46% said they disapproved of Biden's job performance, which is up from 30% in January.

When asked about Congress, only 22% of Americans said they approve of its job performance while 65% said they disapprove. 

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