3 in 4 say US 'pretty seriously' off right track: poll

3 in 4 say US 'pretty seriously' off right track: poll
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Three-fourths of American adults now believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a poll released Wednesday.

A Politico/Morning Consult survey found that 75 percent of U.S. voters now say they think that the country is "pretty seriously" on the wrong track, while just 25 percent said that it is headed in the "right direction."

The numbers mark the lowest in the poll since President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' MORE took office in January 2017.


The poll comes as the country has plunged into an economic crisis amid the global coronavirus pandemic as millions of workers have been laid off as cities and states have imposed stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures to keep the virus from spreading.

The poll also comes just one month after George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, died in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day after an officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, igniting nationwide protests on racial inequality and the use of force by police. 

The poll also showed that 59 percent of U.S. voters surveyed said they disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president, while just 39 percent said they thought the president was doing a good job.

Nearly half, 47 percent, said they "strongly" disapproved of the president's job performance.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Teachers face off against Trump on school reopenings Biden wins Puerto Rico primary MORE, the president's presumptive Democratic opponent, leads or ties with Trump on every issue when it comes to whom voters trust to bring needed change to the U.S., from jobs to national security, while the gap between whom voters trust to handle race relations swung 21 points in Biden's favor.

When it comes to stopping the spread of the coronavirus, Biden also held a clear advantage. 46 percent say Biden would do a better job on this issue, while just 32 percent say that the U.S. is better off with Trump in charge.

On economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic, however, Biden's advantage is less clear; 44 percent of respondents trust him, while 42 percent trust the president, and they were tied, 43 percent to 43 percent, on whom voters trust more to handle the economy.

Politico/Morning Consult's poll surveyed 1,984 voters June 26-29 with a margin of error of 2 percentage points.