80% Of Voters Believe America Is Out Of Control
A new poll found that 80% of voters believe things are out of control in the country.
The survey, conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal and released Sunday, found that 92% of Democrats and 66% of Republicans say the country is out of control. Only 15% of those polled between May 28 and June 2 believe things are under control.
The survey comes at a tumultuous moment in American history, as protests have broken out nationwide in the wake of George Floyd‘s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer and as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take more than 100,000 lives and millions of American jobs.
The majority of voters (59%) said they are more concerned about police brutality and the actions that led to the death of Floyd, while 27% said they are more concerned with the protests, some of which have turned destructive. Those responses fell largely along party lines, with 81% of Democratic voters saying they worried more about Floyd’s death as opposed to 29% of Republican voters who said they were more concerned about Floyd’s death than the protests.
The poll also reaffirmed former Vice President Joe Biden‘s lead over Trump, finding that 49% of those surveyed favored Biden, while 42% favored Trump.
The poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters and has a margin of error of +/-3.1%.