December 30, 2022 19:22 GMT
US Voters Show Increased Confidence In Direction Of Country Improvement
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The second half of 2022 has seen a steady improvement in the number of American voters who report that the country is headed in the "right direction."
- According to RealClearPolitics, a majority of Americans believe that the country is on the wrong track (63.4%) but that number has strengthened since July 5 when 76.4% of the country reported that the country was on the wrong track, a record for the period covered by the RCP metric.
- The aggregated polling chart shows a similar trajectory to President Biden's approval rating which strenthenged in late summer following a string of legislative successes in Congress, the cooling of energy prices, and then further improved after a better-than-expected Democrat performance at the midterm elections.
- Both polling trends are likely due to increased confidence amongst Democrat-leaning voters in the performance of the Biden administration.
Figure 1: Direction of Country, Six-Month Chart (Real Clear Politics)