AP Poll: About A Quarter Of Americans Think The US Is Headed In The Right Direction

Alex Pfeiffer | White House Correspondent

Just 24 percent of Americans think the country is on the right track, down from 37 percent in March, according to an Associated Press poll released Friday.

The AP poll was conducted in conjunction with the University of Chicago’s NORC Center For Public Affairs Research. The same poll found that 34 percent of Americans were comfortable with the nation’s direction in June.

The poll also asked Americans about their views on President Trump.

Thirty-two percent polled said they approve of Trump’s job performance, while 67 percent disagree. The poll found strong support among Republicans as 67 percent viewed the president’s performance as favorable.

Twenty-three percent of Americans said they think Trump is honest, 16 percent said he is level-headed, and 26 percent believe he is a strong leader.

Just 28 percent of independents approved of Trump’s job performance, while 5 percent of Democrats said likewise.

Congress also received low marks. Just 18 percent of Americans approved of the legislative branch’s performance.

The poll was conducted between Sept. 28 and Oct. 2 and was of 1,150 adults. It has a margin of error of 4.1 percent.

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