Almost 70% of Americans are pessimistic about the current state of the country amid increasing worry over the COVID-19 pandemic, rising crime and the economy, according to a new poll.
About 69 percent of Americans say things are currently going badly in the US, according to a CNN poll released Friday.
That number is up from the 60 percent who reported feeling the same way back when the outlet conducted an earlier poll in March.
Views regarding the state of the economy has also worsened with 62 percent of Americans believing it is in poor shape, compared to 54 percent in April.
And about 57 percent say they are worried about rising crime in their communities.
The poll shows that confidence in President Biden’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has slipped 10 points.Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Police investigate a crime scene where three people were shot at the Wentworth Gardens housing