Majority in new poll say US headed in wrong direction

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A majority of American adults say the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction in the latest NBC News poll, with many of the nation's top politicians and parties becoming unpopular only 10 months away from midterms.

The new NBC News poll found that 72 percent of U.S. adults say the nation is heading in the wrong direction, only one point higher than the October poll results. The number marks the sixth time that 70 percent or more people have said the nation is on the wrong track, having hit that mark it in 1992, 2008 and 2016, according to NBC.

Among the more unpopular politicians were President Biden, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), and Vice President Harris.

The poll also asked respondents about the economy, political polarization and the state of democracy.

Sixty-one percent of respondents said their family's income is falling behind the cost of living, compared to the 30 percent who say they are about even. Only 7 percent say their income is going up... (Read more)