In a new poll released by CBS News and YouGov, 71% of Americans answered as feeling “scared” or “angry” about the direction of their country under the Biden administration. Among the reasons for respondents claiming to feel this way, many cited skyrocketing costs of goods and pessimism towards global peace and stability as significant reasons for lack of faith in the current administration.
Wendell Husebø; January 9, 2022
Americans are extremely concerned about the direction of the nation under President Joe Biden in 2023, according to a Sunday CBS News/YouGov poll.
Seventy-one percent of Americans stated they feel either “scared” or “angry” about the direction of the country in 2023. Forty-nine percent said they feel “scared,” while 22 percent said they are “angry.” Only 11 percent said they were “excited” about it in 2023.
Just seven percent believe things are going very well under Biden’s leadership. Thirty percent said it’s going very badly.
Among the topics Americans specifically feel most pessimistic are about the cost of goods (70 percent), United States politics (70 percent), prospects for peace and stability in the world (63 percent), and the stock market (59 percent).
Fifty-six percent of respondents said Biden’s economy is getting worse. Only 21 percent said it’s getting better.
Respondents also stated lawmakers’ top priorities should be lowering inflation (76 percent), reducing crime (63 percent), and working towards American energy independence (54 percent).
The poll sampled 2,144 Americans from January 4-6 with a 2.9 point margin of error.
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