80% of Americans Say The Country Is Spiraling Out Of Control, Poll Finds (#GotBitcoin?)
Americans Are More Troubled by Police Actions in Killing of George Floyd Than by Violence at Protests. 80% of Americans Say The Country Is Spiraling Out Of Control, Poll Finds (#GotBitcoin?)
Americans by a 2-to-1 margin are more troubled by the actions of police in the killing of George Floyd than by violence at some protests, and an overwhelming majority, 80%, feel that the country is spiraling out of control, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
The poll also reveals striking partisan divides in how Americans view a pair of unfolding national crises, including the unrest sparked by the killing of Mr. Floyd, the black Minneapolis man who was in police custody, and the coronavirus pandemic, responsible for more than 109,000 fatalities in the U.S.
Nearly three-quarters of Democrats, 74%, said it may take the next year or even longer to curb Covid-19 and return to work as normal. By contrast, among President Trump’s strongest supporters within the Republican Party, 32% said the coronavirus is already contained.
About half of all Republicans, 48%, said they were more concerned about the protests than the circumstances of Mr. Floyd’s killing, while 81% of Democrats held the opposite opinion.
Those crises appear to have had little impact on Mr. Trump’s standing. His job approval rating stood at 45%, down 1 percentage point from April, according to the poll. His 7-point deficit against Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden remained unchanged. Mr. Biden had 49% support, with 42% for Mr. Trump.
Mr. Trump’s biggest advantage over Mr. Biden continued to surround economic issues. When asked who would be best at cutting the unemployment rate and getting people back to work, Americans picked Mr. Trump, 48% to 35%. A similar share said Mr. Trump would be better at dealing with the economy. Mr. Trump held a slight advantage, 43% to 40%, on the question of dealing with China.
Since the midterm elections—a period that included the release of the Mueller report, an impeachment, a pandemic and civil-rights upheaval—Mr. Trump’s approval rating has never dipped below 43% and has never risen above 47%, according to 18 polls during that time.
Republican pollster Bill McInturff, who conducted the survey with Democrat Jeff Horwitt, said Mr. Trump’s standing remained stable despite the political equivalent of getting repeatedly battered by Category 5 hurricanes.
“Those are remarkable findings that speak to the power of our partisan silos,” Mr. McInturff said.
Still, the poll contained some red flags for Mr. Trump, pollsters said.
One was the widening Democratic lead on which party the country wants to control Congress after the next election. Americans said they prefer Democrats over Republicans, 51% to 40%, an 11-point divide, up from 6 points in January.
A similar double-digit preference for Democrats prefaced the party’s gains in 2018, 2008 and 2006. If the finding persists, that signals it would be more difficult for Mr. Trump to close the gap with Mr. Biden, Mr. McInturff said.
Views of Mr. Trump’s handling of the contagion continued to worsen, according to the poll, while fewer Americans said they hold a negative view of Mr. Biden, despite a recent ad blitz from the Trump campaign that aimed to have the opposite effect.
Since the last week of April, the president’s re-election campaign has spent more than $13 million on TV and radio ads across eight battleground states and the District of Columbia, attacking Mr. Biden as soft on China while defending the president’s response to the pandemic, according to data from political ad tracker Kantar/CMAG. Over the same time, America First Action, a super PAC supporting Mr. Trump, spent about $5 million on ads with similar messages.
But 55% of Americans disapproved of Mr. Trump’s handling of the virus, up from 52% in April and 51% in March.
Mr. Biden was viewed negatively by 38% of voters in the poll, down from 41% last month.
Americans said they believed Mr. Biden would be better able than Mr. Trump to end political gridlock in Washington and behave competently and effectively in the job. They also viewed the Democrat as better at handling coronavirus, dealing with health-care issues and addressing the concerns of minorities.
Mr. Biden’s biggest advantage over Mr. Trump, 51% to 26%, was on which candidate could bring the country together. That 25-point gap compared with a 14-point advantage on the same question for 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
The political effect of a large majority of Americans saying the country was out of control was unclear, pollsters said. “Out of control—that’s America in 2020,” Mr. Horwitt said. He said it is “one of the few things Americans can agree upon, and the one finding that we can definitively state, given the tumult and torment.”
On coronavirus, nearly two-thirds, 63%, said they were concerned that they or someone in their family would catch the virus, down from 73% in April.
Two-thirds of voters in the survey said they were uncomfortable flying on a plane or attending a public event with a large group of people. Half said they were uncomfortable sending their children to school, and 54% said they weren’t ready to dine out at a restaurant.
More Americans, 51%, said Mr. Trump was too focused on the economy and not on keeping people safe, while 42% said he was striking the right balance.
Roughly two-thirds of Americans said they always wear a mask when they leave the house, compared with 21% who sometimes wear one and 15% who said they rarely or never do.
Those who always wear a mask, as recommended by the federal government, said they supported Mr. Biden over Mr. Trump in November, 66% to 26%. Those who never or rarely wear masks backed Mr. Trump, 83% to 7%.
“Public-health guidance is now a political fashion statement, or bumper sticker over our faces,” Mr. Horwitt said.
The Journal/NBC News poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters from May 28 through June 2. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
80% of Americans Say,80% of Americans Say,80% of Americans Say,80% of Americans Say,80% of Americans Say,80% of Americans Say,80% of Americans Say,80% of Americans Say,80% of Americans Say,80% of Americans Say,80% of Americans Say,80% of Americans Say,
Stock Market ‘Not A Reflection Of The Strength Of The Economy,’ Says NYSE Pres. (#GotBitcoin?)
Trump’s Family Fortune Originated In A Canadian Gold-Rush Brothel
Snap Says It Won’t Promote Snapchat Account of President Trump
Facebook Employees Stage Virtual Walkout Over Trump Posts Saying He’s Inciting Violence
Secret Service Locks Down White House As George Floyd’s Death Protestors Gathered On Pennsylvania Avenue
White House Refuses To Issue Economic Projections This Summer, Official Says (#GotBitcoin?)
Trump’s Wasted And Excruciatingly Boring Briefings
Japan Bank’s Foray Into Risky U.S. Debt (CLOs) Leaves $3.7 Billion Loss (#GotBitcoin?)
Twitter Adds Fact-Check Notices To Trump Tweets On Mail-In Ballots (#GotBitcoin?)
Millions of Americans Skip Credit-Card And Car Payments (#GotBitcoins?)
Fired State Department Watchdog Was Probing Pompeo’s Requirement Of Staffer To Walk Dog, Pick Up Laundry
Why Poor States Are Red And Rich States Are Blue (#GotBitcoin?)
Fed Chair: ‘We Have The Ability To Create Money Digitally’ (#GotBitcoin?)
Lessons Of The Great Depression: Preserving Wealth Amid The Covid-19 Crisis
California Sues Uber, Lyft Saying They Mis-classified Drivers As Independent Contractors
California Is First State To Borrow From Federal Government To Make Unemployment Payments
The National Debt Has Grown To $25 Trillion!! (#GotBitcoin?)
WeWork Troubles Take Deeper Bite Out of SoftBank (#GotBitcoin?)
Warren Buffett Lost $50 Billion In First Quarter And Dumps ALL Airline Stocks (#GotBitcoin?)
Is This A Liquidity Crisis Or A Solvency Crisis? It Matters To Fed (#GotBitcoin?)
The Cantillon Effect (#GotBitcoin?)
Petition: Ban Donald Trump From All Social Media Sites
10 Financial Moves To Make If You Have Lost Your Job—or Fear You Will (#GotBitcoin?)
Oil Price Memes And Jokes of 4-20-2020 Never Let A Good Oil Price Crash Go To Waste
Fannie, Freddie Regulator Moves To Ease Cash Crunch At Mortgage ServicersCoronavirus Is The Pin That Burst
Coronavirus Is The Pin That Burst Facebook And Google Online Ads Business Bubble
Deemed ‘Essential,’ U.S. Real Estate Agents Get Back to Business—With Several Caveats
Protests In U.S. To Coronavirus Restrictions Could Be Catalyst For Economic Change (#GotBitcoin?)
The Stock Market Is Ignoring The Economy (#GotBitcoin?)
Economic Effects Of The Black Death Pandemic And What US Citizens Could Learn About Wealth Redistribution
FDIC Urging Against Bank Runs (#GotBitcoin?)Real-Estate Firms Expect Coronavirus-Driven Shifts Will Spur Warehouse Demand
Facebook Ad Rates Fall As Coronavirus Undermines Ad Spending
30% Of All Mortgages Will Default In “Biggest Wave Of Delinquencies In History”
Postal Service Warns of $22 Billion Loss From Coronavirus After Receiving $10 billion From Stimulus
Companies View Pandemic As Reason To Fully Automate Wherever Possible (#GotBitcoin?)
Is The $349 Billion Small Business Relief Package Another Big Bank Bail-out Fund? (#GotBitcoin?)
Risk To Jobs Now ‘Unprecedented Since The Great Depression’
Here Is A List Of Companies That Have Suspended Dividends Or Stopped Stock Buybacks In April
How To Suspend Your Mortgage Payments During Coronavirus Turmoil
Record 6.6 Million Americans Sought Unemployment Benefits Last Week (#GotBitcoin?)
Treasury Department Selects Wall Street Banks To Advise On Airline Aid (#GotBitcoin?)
Economic Downturn Could Cost Five Million U.S. Jobs (#GotBitcoin?)
Federal Reserve Taps BlackRock To Purchase Bonds For The Government (#GotBitcoin?)
Canada’s Largest Bank Is Amongst First Victims Of Mortgage Debt Crisis (#GotBitcoin?)
Dramatic Stock Rise Over-shadows Record 3.28 Million Rise In Jobless Claims (#GotBitcoin?)
Stimulus Bill Allows Federal Reserve To Conduct Meetings In Secret (#GotBitcoin?)
If You Didn’t Get The Memo IMF Says Global Recession Is Underway, Worse Than 2009 (#GotBitcoin?)
Consumers Face A Massive Credit Crunch. Lenders Are Still Figuring Out What To Do (#GotBitcoin?)
Investors Create Cash Shortage As They Sell Everything From Treasurys To Gold (#GotBitcoin?)
JPMorgan Sees Negative GDP Growth In Addition To Negative Interest Rates (#GotBitcoin?)
All $11.5 Trillion Of Stock Market Gains Wiped Out Since Trump 2016 Election Victory (#GotBitcoin?)
QE4 Begins: Fed Cuts Rates, Buys $700B In Bonds; Bitcoin Rallies 7.7%
CEOs Quitting AND Selling Shares In Record Numbers Could Signal Total Stock Market Collapse
Companies Are Drawing Down Their Credit Lines And What You Need To Know (#GotBitcoin?)
Stock-Buyback Plans Shrink (Once A Pillar Of Support For Stocks) (#GotBitcoin?)
U.S. Workers Put In 53 Weeks In A Year Just To Maintain “Middle Class” Lifestyle (#GotBitcoin?)
The Week That Wiped $3.6 Trillion Off The Stock Market (#GotBitcoin?)
TD Ameritade, Schwab, Vanguard And Fidelity Suffer Brief Outages On Busy Trading Day (#GotBitcoin?)
Federal Deficit Attention Disorder Or #FDAD(#GotBitcoin?)
Daily Job Cuts – Layoffs, Job Layoffs List 2020 / 2019, Bankruptcies And Store Closings
Trump To Propose $4.8 Trillion Budget With Big Safety-Net Cuts (#GotBitcoin?)
Trump’s NASA Budget Will Earmark 12% Boost For Agency In 2021
Oops: Trump Congratulates ‘Great State Of Kansas’ After Chiefs’ Super Bowl Win
President Trump Slams CNN’s Don Lemon After Clip Mocking Trump’s Supporters
Trump Lies (Surprise!!!) About European Aid To Ukraine (#GotBitcoin?)
The Key Distinction Between U.S. Energy Independence And Energy Security
American Troops Were Injured In Jan. 8 Iran Missile Attack (Trump Lied Again, Surprise!!!)
U.S. To Change How It Releases Economic Data (#GotBitcoin?)
Former Senior Fincen Employee Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Unlawfully Disclose Suspicious Activity Reports
Majority Of Americans Stressed Over Being In A Mass Shooting – Trump To Blame?
As Global Order Crumbles, Risks Of Recession Grows (#GotBitcoin?)
U.S. Mortgage Debt Hits Record, Eclipsing 2008 Peak
U.S. Stocks & Treasuries Flash Recession/Depression #GotBitcoin?
Investors Ponder Negative Bond Yields In The U.S. (#GotBitcoin?)
Lower Mortgage Rates Aren’t Likely To Reverse Sagging Home Sales (#GotBitcoin?)
Financial Crisis Yields A Generation Of Renters (#GotBitcoin?)
Global Manufacturing Recession Weighs On US Economy (#GotBitcoin?)
Falling Real Yields (0.241% ) Signal Worry Over U.S. Economy (#GotBitcoin?)
Donald Trump’s WH Projects $1 Trillion Deficit For 2019 (#GotBitcoin?)
U.S. Home Sales Stumble, As Pricey West Coast Markets Suffer Declines (#DumpTrump)
Lower Rates Have A Downside For Bank’s Mortgage-Servicing Rights (#GotBitcoin?)
Central Banks Are In Sync On Need For Fresh Stimulus (#GotBitcoin?)
Weak Corporate Earnings Signal A Weak Economy (#GotBitcoin?)
Price of Gold, Indicator Of Inflation And Recession Surges (#GotBitcoin?)
Recession Set To Materialize In Approximately In (9) Months (#GotBitcoin?)
A Whiff Of U.S. Recession Is In The Air Again. Credit Trumponomics
Trumponomics Fails To Deliver As Truckers Cut Payrolls, Job Openings Fall & Tech Hiring Cools (#GotBitcoin?)
Trump Calls On Fed To Cut Interest Rates, Resume Bond-Buying To Stimulate Growth (#GotBitcoin?)
Fake News: A Perfectly Good Retail Sales Report (#GotBitcoin?)
Anticipating A Recession, Trump Points Fingers At Fed Chairman Powell (#GotBitcoin?)
Affordable Housing Crisis Spreads Throughout World (#GotBitcoin?) (#GotBitcoin?)
Los Angeles And Other Cities Stash Money To Prepare For A Recession (#GotBitcoin?)
Recession Is Looming, or Not. Here’s How To Know (#GotBitcoin?)
How Will Bitcoin Behave During A Recession? (#GotBitcoin?)
Many U.S. Financial Officers Think a Recession Will Hit Next Year (#GotBitcoin?)
Definite Signs of An Imminent Recession (#GotBitcoin?)
What A Recession Could Mean for Women’s Unemployment (#GotBitcoin?)
Investors Run Out of Options As Bitcoin, Stocks, Bonds, Oil Cave To Recession Fears (#GotBitcoin?)
Goldman Is Looking To Reduce “Marcus” Lending Goal On Credit (Recession) Caution (#GotBitcoin?)
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.