NBC News Poll: State of the Union - Pessimistic

Which means when Obama mounts the podium tonight and looks into the cameras, no one is going to believe him when he says how terrific everything is. NBC News: As President Barack Obama enters his sixth year in the White House, 68 percent of Americans say the country is either stagnant or worse off since he took office, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Just 31 percent say the country is better off, and a deep pessimism continues to fuel the public's mood. Most respondents used words like "divided," "troubled," and "deteriorating" to describe the current state of the nation.  On the eve of Tuesday's State of the Union address, more than six-in-10 Americans believe that the nation is headed in the wrong direction and 70 percent are dissatisfied with the economy. It's not just Obama under fire. A whopping 81 percent disapprove of Congress and twice as many Americans now hold negative views about the Republican Party as positive...(Read Full Post)

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