A majority of voters in the US are worried about the future of the country, according to a new poll.
Key points:Polling company Ipsos MORI found nearly half (47%) of Americans surveyed in a new survey believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and nearly half believe it’s headed in a “bad direction”The poll was conducted between March 13 and March 16, with a random sample of 1,003 adults nationwide, with margin of error of plus or minus 2.1 percentage pointsThis poll also found that about a third (32%) of the US population think that the country’s direction has changed since the election of Donald Trump.
Just under a quarter (23%) of respondents felt that the current state of affairs was “bad”, while almost half (46%) said the country was headed in “a bad direction”.
Ipsos MORi found that a majority of Americans (52%) felt that “the country is heading in the right direction” and that “Americans are worried that the US economy is going to decline”.
While a majority (55%) of those surveyed were concerned that the economy would decline, more than a quarter of those polled (24%) said they were concerned about how the economy was doing.
In a separate poll, released on Monday, Ipsos said that about one in three Americans (29%) were worried about “the future of their country” and another one in five (20%) were “somewhat worried”.
The survey also found a “substantial” number of Americans think that Trump is the most disliked president since Dwight Eisenhower, while another 22% said they have no opinion on the matter.
The Pew Research Center, which conducted the poll, also found significant support for Trump among white, working-class voters, with 51% saying they approve of Trump, compared to 29% for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
But a majority, 54%, of whites who said they had been involved in the 2016 election said they would be less likely to vote for Trump in 2020, compared with 29% who said the same of Clinton.