Americans turn pessimistic amid concerns over economy and coronavirus

Americans turn pessimistic amid concerns over economy and coronavirus
Biden receiving Medal of Freedom (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Biden tries to change the subject from his Afghanistan failure to something where he could once expect applause, and that bombs as well. Where does he go from here?]

The tentatively positive public outlook that marked the first months of the Biden administration has faded, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. The survey, released Friday, finds a rising share of Americans who say things in the US are going badly and that the economy is in poor shape, with increased worries about the coronavirus, the economy and crime.

The new poll finds 69% of Americans say things in the country today are going badly, below the pandemic-era high of 77% reached in January just before President Joe Biden took office but well above the 60% who felt that way in a March CNN poll.

And 62% say that economic conditions in the US are poor, up from 45% in April and nearly as high as the pandemic-era peak of 65% reached in May 2020.

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