Poll: Most Voters See Things Going To Hell In A Handbasket

Well, this is a new one

(Fox News) The world’s “going to hell in a handbasket,” according to a majority of voters in the latest Fox News poll.

And that’s draining support for President Obama’s policies. But will it help Republicans on Election Day? Unclear.

The new poll, released Wednesday, finds 58 percent of voters feel things in the world are “going to hell in a handbasket.” That includes nearly half of Democrats (48 percent) and majorities of independents (61 percent) and Republicans (71 percent).

Some 35 percent of voters channel Bob Marley’s mantra that everything will be all right.

Meanwhile, by a 61-36 percent margin, voters say they don’t feel hopeful about the direction of the country. That’s a reversal from 2012 when 57 percent felt hopeful. The shift is driven by a nearly 30-point drop among Democrats: 80 percent felt hopeful two years ago, while just 52 percent say the same now. In August 2012, Democrats were likely buoyed by Obama’s re-election campaign.

That question is a real one. Page 5 of the poll results. Then there’s this, to go with the direction of the country questions

…by a 10 percentage-point margin, more voters think the country is “worse off” today than before Obama was elected (49 worse off vs. 39 better off).

Seriously, who could have predicted that a community organizer with virtually no experience in the federal government, who never had any serious legislation passed, who never held a real job supervising people and making a budget would be so incompetent. I wish someone had told us of the potential danger.

And then there’s this: voters not only think his signature legislation ObamaCare is “mostly a bad thing” for the country (52 percent), they also believe the administration misrepresented the law to get it passed (55 percent).

Does that really require comment?

The danger for Democrats is that by large numbers Independents find things to be Not Going Well.

Marely here.

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