Shock Poll: Nearly Eight of Ten Americans Believe Country Is “Out of Control”; Independents Break Hard to GOP

With just over a week until election day, the mood of the country portends doom for the party in power–the Democrats. A new CBS News Battleground Tracker/YouGov poll shows 79 percent of Americans believe the country is “out of control” with only 21 percent saying things are “under control.” The poll also shows a sharp break by independents to Republicans took place over the past two weeks.

Since unleashing Dark Brandon on the nation, Democrats’ polling has taken a nose dive.

The views on the direction of the country and state of the economy are almost as bad.

73 percent believe things are “going badly” in America (42 percent say very badly), only 26 percent say things are “going well” (6 percent say very well.)

69 percent say the economy is “bad” (40 percent very bad) while 27 percent say the economy is “good” (7 percent say very good.)

Joe Biden’s approve/disapprove is 44/56 (22 percent strongly approve/44 percent strongly disapprove.)

In the generic Congressional ballot preference question, Republicans have a two point advantage, 47/45 over Democrats.

Independents favor Republicans by an astonishing 49 percent to 33 percent. Two weeks ago the Democrats were favored 40 percent to 38 percent.

More views by independents favor Republicans:

The poll also shows a dramatic shift by Hispanic voters toward Republicans as compared to the 2018 midterm elections.

The poll offered a myriad of questions across many topics. One response that stood out was the failure of the Biden administration to buy political support by draining the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower gas prices at the pump after Biden polices raised them by several dollars per gallon. Only 11 percent credit Biden and the Democrats for the price of gas while 52 percent blame them (similar numbers for the economy).

Obama said he took a shellacking in 2010. Bush said he took a thumping in 2006. What will Biden call next week’s election?

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