Americans are in a bad mood, and that could be good news for Republicans come November.
With high inflation and gas prices putting the squeeze on many people’s quality of life, recession around the corner and faith in the government’s ability to do anything about it plummeting, it would take a remarkable turnaround to reverse the party’s trajectory toward gains in both houses of Congress in the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
More than three-quarters of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction, including nearly two-thirds of Democrats, according to a poll from the Siena College Research Institute conducted earlier this month for the New York Times.
“It’s a staggering number,” said Siena’s director, Dan Levy. “That doesn’t typically bode well for a party who has those conditions.”
And while most polls suggest the race for Congress remains close, some have the ruling party…