Seventy-two percent of likely voters believe that the country is on the wrong track, the highest recorded level of disapproval for the direction of the country since President Obama took office in 2009.
According to a Rasmussen poll released Thursday, the number of likely US voters who think the country is on the wrong track has increased from 68 percent just in the last week. Levels of voter disapproval last approached these levels in mid-December of 2010.
Just 22 percent of voters have confidence that the country is moving in the right direction.
Democrats are noticeably more confident in the direction that the country is moving than Republicans or those not affiliated with either party. Still, just 40 percent of Democrats say that the country is on the right track, while a majority – 52 percent – say that the country is moving in the wrong direction.
Eighty-eight percent of Republican voters share that lack of confidence, as do 75 percent of voters who do not identify with either party. Only 10 percent of Republicans believe the country is on the right track, along with 17 percent of those unaffiliated.