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81 percent of respondents said they believed “things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track,” up from 69 percent a year ago and 35 percent in early 2002. (…) A majority of nearly every demographic and political group say the country is headed in the wrong direction. Seventy-eight percent of respondents said the country was worse off than five years ago; just 4 percent said it was better off.
E no, non è l’Italia, una volta tanto. E non sono gli Italiani, ma gli Americani, a essere profondamente depressi, insoddisfatti e pessimisti. Insomma, non siamo soli. Prime conseguenze:
The unhappiness presents clear risks for Republicans in this year’s elections, given the continued unpopularity of President Bush. Twenty-eight percent of respondents said they approved of the job he was doing, a number that has barely changed since last summer.
[Via The Atlantic e NYTimes]