CNN poll: America turns irate, glum

Americans are fuming and pessimistic at this time, that’s for sure.

A new CNN poll finds that 74% of U.S. adults now say they are “very or somewhat angry” about the way things are going in the U.S. today — that includes 88% of Republicans, 70% of independents, and even 67% of Democrats. But wait, there’s more.

Another 69% of U.S. adults now say that things are going “pretty or very badly” in the country these days — that includes 91% of Republicans, 72% of independents, and 49% of Democrats.

And by the way, illegal immigration is still a concern for many in this nation. The CNN survey also found that 77% of U.S. adults say that it is important that the federal government “stops the movement of undocumented immigrants into the United States.” And the partisan breakdown: 95% of Republicans, 76% of independents, and 52% of Democrats agreed.

“The tentatively positive public outlook that marked the first months of the Biden administration has faded, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. The survey, released Friday, finds a rising share of Americans who say things in the US are going badly and that the economy is in poor shape, with increased worries about the coronavirus, the economy, and crime,” wrote CNN analysts Jennifer Agiesta and Ariel Edwards-Levy.


• 77% of U.S. adults are worried about the state of the economy in their community; 85% of Republicans, 76% of independents, and 70% of Democrats agree.

• 70% overall are worried about the coronavirus pandemic; 49% of Republicans, 67% of independents, and 89% of Democrats agree.

• 69% overall say their views are “not too or not at all well represented” in Washington, D.C.; 90% of Republicans, 77% of independents, and 45% of Democrats agree.

• 57% overall are worried about the “risk of crime”; 53% of Republicans, 56% of independents, and 61% of Democrats agree.

• 56% overall are worried about “the impact of racism”; 31% of Republicans, 53% of independents, and 80% of Democrats agree.

SOURCE: A CNN/SSRS survey of 2,119 U.S. adults conducted Aug. 3-Sept. 7.

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