US politics has been enjoying a slightly more positive spell this week. But despite a looming mid-term election, a strong job growth rate and another interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve, voter discontent remains substantial, says the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Seventy percent of Americans say they are unhappy with the job being done by the way the country is being governed, compared with just 19% who are satisfied. A similar 43% rating of the economy was described positively by 20% of those polled.
The numbers are much better when it comes to the other side of the equation, politics. In terms of anxiety, about half of Americans now say the country is headed in the wrong direction, compared with 41% who say the country is moving in the right direction. And just 41% of the public says the government is working well, compared with 59% who say it is not.
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– NBC NEWS