Over 70% of Americans believe country is heading in the wrong direction

by sam

Samuel Case, FISM News


A recent Suffolk University/USA Today poll inquiring about the political issues of the day found that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that the country is heading in the wrong direction. 

The poll asked respondents, who were evenly split across the political spectrum, whether they “feel the country is headed in the right direction or is on the wrong track?” The vast majority, 71.4% of those polled, said that the country is on the “wrong track,” while only 15.6% said the country is heading in the right direction.

As a result, a majority of respondents (57.1%) said they disapprove of the job Joe Biden is doing as president, with 46.5% saying they strongly disapprove. On the flip side, 38.8% approve of Biden’s job performance, but only 16% strongly approve. 

The poll also inquired about the abortion issue, specifically as it relates to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

“As you may know, the Supreme Court is expected to decide soon on overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that ensured access to abortion during the first several months of pregnancy. Do you support or oppose overturning Roe v. Wade?” the poll asked.

A large majority (61%) said they oppose the overturning of Roe v. Wade, while 28.3% would support it being overturned. Interestingly enough 40.2% of respondents said they believe abortion is an issue that should be decided by the individual states – which is currently not permitted under Roe v. Wade. 51% believe there should be one national abortion policy. 

Unfortunately for congressional Democrats hoping the abortion issue will give them a boost in the midterms, only 14% of respondents consider abortion to be “the most important issues” and 76.6% said the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade will have no effect on their likelihood to vote in November.

In fact, 41.2% said they would be willing to vote for a candidate they disagreed with on abortion if they agreed with the candidate on other issues.