(RepublicanNews.org) – President Joe Biden had a tough time selling his performance to the American people ahead of the State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 7th.
Polls showed widespread voter dissatisfaction with the president’s handling of the economy, inflation, and the sense of American unity.
Speech watchers predicted Biden would try to make the case that he’s overseen a stable and prosperous country. This seemed unlikely to be successful, as voters can see the amount of money they’re spending every day to get by in an economy with the worst inflation since the 1980s.
Culture war issues have split families and churches apart, too. Biden’s presidency has accentuated these divisions by tacking to a hard-left “progressive” agenda on issues of race, gender, policing, and more.
A new Monmouth University poll found that only 4 of 10 Americans describe the state of the union as “strong.” Only 7 percent called it “very strong.” On the other side, 32 percent of those polled said the country’s unity was “not too strong,” while 26 percent said it was “not strong at all.”
The same poll found that a large majority of Americans – 73 percent – think the country is heading in the wrong direction. Only 24 percent gave a positive assessment of the US’s trajectory.
Voters’ worry about the unity of the country and its culture has only grown in the past five years. In 2018, 55 percent of Americans told pollsters they thought the state of the union was “somewhat strong.” Today, that’s down to just 39 percent.
Other polls also reflect this sentiment. A recent Marist poll found more than 60 percent of respondents said the state of the union is not strong.
Pick another poll, find the same answer. NBC news recently polled Americans on the direction the country is taking and found nearly the same numbers as Monmouth’s survey found. Seventy-one percent said the country was going down the wrong road.
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