Since President Obama assumed office in January 2009, confidence in the nation’s current course has ranged from a low of 22% to a high of 35% measured in early April 2009.
Seventy percent (70%) of voters now say the country is heading down the wrong track. Since January 2009, pessimism about the country’s direction has ranged from 57% to 72%.
Most Republicans (88%) and voters not affiliated with either major political party (74%) believe the United States is heading down the wrong track. Among Democrats, 36% say the country is heading in the right direction, while 49% say it’s heading down the wrong track.