We're Down, We're Really Down: Poll
76% of Americans say country is headed in wrong direction
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2008 7:20 AM CDT
The country doesn't have much optimism about the direction things are going, according to a CNN poll.   ((c) jarnott)
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(Newser) – Only 24% of Americans think the country is on the right track in a new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll. That number is the lowest since 1980. The other times it has dipped below 30% were during Watergate, the Iran hostage crisis, and the economic slump of 1992. As recently as April 2007, 49% were optimistic about the country's direction, CNN reports.