Only 29% of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction, according to survey

Fewer Americans say the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new survey from Monmouth University. The study revealed that only 29% of those consulted said that the United States is on the right track, compared to 38% who thought so in the July poll.

The context: Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Survey Institute, said the handling of information on new COVID-19 cases and the US withdrawal from Afghanistan likely contributed to the poor results.

  • The new poll was conducted Sept. 9-13 of 802 Americans and has a 3.5 percentage point margin of error.
  • Murray said the images of the Kabul departure disturbed the public.

The data: The poll also revealed that Biden’s approval rating fell to 46%, up from 54% in April. The figures for the president’s administration fell among Democrats, Republicans and independents.

  • Two-thirds of Americans supported the withdrawal, 48% believe that President Biden managed the mission badly.
  • The new poll also revealed that 65% of citizens think the country is going in the wrong direction, up from 56% two months ago.

Main news source: The Hill

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