As President Joe Biden completed 100 days in office, the country was optimistic about the coming year, but now, just after hitting the six-month mark, Americans' optimism about the direction of the country has plummeted nearly 20 points, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds.
A majority -- 55% -- of the public say they are pessimistic about the direction of the country, a marked change from the roughly one-third (36%) that said the same in an ABC News/Ipsos poll published May 2. In the early May survey, Americans were more optimistic than pessimistic by a 28-percentage point margin. Optimism is now under water by 10 points. Looking ahead to the next 12 months, fewer than half -- 45% -- now report feeling optimistic about the way things are going, a significant drop from about two-thirds (64%) in the May poll.
The decline in optimism has occurred across the board among Democrats, Republicans and independents.
Just bonkers numbers here.
How is it possible that Joseph R. Biden, the Great Unifier, the Bold Trump-Slayer, the Man Who Will Bring Decorum Back To America, the Gentleman Who Will Make America Respected Again, has managed to bring about such despair among Americans about the future of our country?
I dunno, maybe it has something to do with the fact that the dominant ideology in politics, culture, and media thinks America is hopelessly and irreparably evil to its core?
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