A new poll by NBC and the Wall Street Journal found that just 26 percent of Americans believe that the country is “headed in the right direction.”
It’s an astoundingly low number. Iraqis – who are battling a deadly insurgency and live in a country on the brink of a civil war – are far more content with the direction of their country:
A recent poll by the International Republican Institute, a conservative group that promotes democracy, showed that only 47 percent of Iraqis surveyed in early October said the country was moving in the right direction.
Note: 47 percent confidence was considered “low.”