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US citizens believe the country is on the wrong track shows poll

Wednesday, August 10th 2011 - 18:06 UTC
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Support for president Obama dropped from 49% to 45% in one month Support for president Obama dropped from 49% to 45% in one month

US citizens by a large majority believe the United States is on the wrong track and nearly half think the worst is yet to come in the economy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said today.

US President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped to 45% from 49% a month ago, according to the poll conducted from last Thursday to Monday - a period that included a historic downgrade of US credit rating, new recession fears and the start of a stock market sell-off.

The poll found that 73% of US citizens said the United States is on the “wrong track,” and just 21% said the country is headed in the right direction.

The survey of 1,055 adults found that 47% of respondents said “the worst is yet to come” in the US economy, an increase of 13 percentage points from a year ago when this question was last raised. This is the highest measure since March 2009, when concern peaked at 57%, at the height of the recession.

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  • wesley mouch

    High inflation, dollar debasement, intimidation of political opponents, totalitarian tendencies. Obama sounds like the Peronists in Argentina. WE hope we can get rid of Obama before we fall to Argentina's level.

    Aug 10th, 2011 - 06:21 pm 0
  • Jefferson's soul

    @1 wesley: you won't get rid of him easily, people like you voted for him after all

    Aug 10th, 2011 - 06:34 pm 0
  • wesley mouch

    I did not vote for Obama, I voted Libertarian. The choice was an old Progressive or an Affirmative Action Candidate. Since I have been to Argentina many times I know what to expect if the collapse comes to the USA.

    Aug 11th, 2011 - 08:56 pm 0
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