If you watch the news for any amount of time, you may notice that our government has a perception problem that transcends any intra-party squabbles: pretty much no one has a good thing to say about the U.S. government, the people running it, or even those most affected by it.
Now, the latest related poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, adds to the dogpile.
In the national poll, we discover that President Obama’s approval rating has plummeted to its lowest ever position at 41 percent. Even worse, 71 percent of Americans believe this country is headed in the wrong direction.
Good news though: the approval rating for Congress has increased from 11 to 14 percent, so there’s that.