Two-thirds surveyed in new poll say country headed in wrong direction
(SOURCE) The American public to Washington: You stink.
A new poll shows that Americans have a terribly dim view of their elected leaders and the overall effectiveness of the government.
Only one in 20 say it works well and needs no changes. Nearly two-thirds say the country is heading in the wrong direction.
And 70% of Americans lack confidence in the government’s ability to “make progress on the important problems and issues facing the country in 2014,” according to the poll conducted by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
The poll — revealed two months after partisan gridlock shut down the federal government for the first time in 17 years — shows that all the bickering has taken a heavy toll on public opinion.