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New evidence today that Americans are increasingly fed up with the federal government as a series of polls show a big shift.
In the number of people who believe that this country is headed in the right direction.
Over the last thirty days we've seen a big dive in the number of Americans who believe America is on the right track.
From 40% last month to just 32%.
And now 61%.
Believe the United States is headed in the wrong direction compare that with 54% in February.
In the real clear politics average -- all polls the percentage who believe the country's on the wrong track shown here in -- -- isn't the number up top up top.
Has been trending up since December.
Chris -- -- -- Fox News digital politics editor of custom power play on foxnews.com.
It's a dramatic shift if you look at the numbers and how they play out almost.
If you look at right track wrong track now.
61% wrong -- 32% right track.
Just a month ago it was only a 14% difference now is -- a 30%.
Percentage point difference with what explains it.
Well it it's even worse than that if you if you broaden out you -- timeline.
The nation the electorate.
Was the most optimistic as it had been in 41 months at the beginning of December the election was over it was terrible election.
People were happy it was done.
President was reelected OK onward and upward so that people were more optimistic than they've been at any time since 2009.
And then come blew it.
All of a sudden we see these numbers sliding sliding sliding and it's a very dramatic.
Now there's a lot of things that could be part of that certainly.
But one thing that you have to look at is that in the month of January.
We saw that steepest decline.
In personal in -- since 2006.
That was win a big part of that was when the across the board tax increase that was part of the president's tax deal at the end.
Of 2012 kicked in in January and from middle income two income family you're looking at forty dollars a week out of your paycheck.
Added ten dollars and more for a tank of gasoline and that's fifty dollars 200 dollars a month there's a lot of money.
For an average family and I think you see a lot of that reflected in this.
Oh OK but let me challenge on UN that because when you look at president Obama's approval ratings which are also lower now.
Than they have been the latest polls show he's at 45% approval 46% disapproval.
But just last month.
38% disapproval so if they were so unhappy with what they saw their paychecks and gas prices in January.
Then why didn't we see lower numbers in February why -- we only seeing them right now.
Well there is.
Possibly I would say in my own defense counselor there is possibly a delayed.
Affect here but there's also -- you have to remember what February saw.
Which was all of that fall brawl over the sequestration and the president and his team going out and talking about this this is when we saw the full blossom.
Of his strategy which was going to be scorched earth on the Republicans pushing back against the wall.
Beat them in mid terms break the back of the party break their fever is he said and then set himself up for an all democratic congress after the mid term elections.
As it turns out especially if people are feeling the pinch in their wallets.
Watching this and these games these funny games play out in Washington does not make people think that their leaders are serving their interest very well particularly when the things that the president talking about her divisive and controversial.
Especially gun control especially gay marriage.
These things are not in considerable.
So you say this as of the first when there's a little bit of a delayed effects and certainly January -- you look at your page again I'm angry.
A couple days and weeks and arming ramming angry angry angry with the and -- you -- that you target somebody with that yes yes yes.
-- the pollster calls again and you say let me tell you saw that I'm angry that.
I wanna ask you because you power play piece today says that this has it folks concerned.
That about -- -- -- of president Obama's first term boom and bust.
Because he came in you know both guns blazing when he was first elected everybody loved him as a -- ratings -- were up super high.
Walloped in the mid term elections and things it really turned around in two years and and you you believe that this may be a harbinger of that same type of dynamic.
We've seen it in 200920102011.
We didn't see it in 2012 election years tend to force people to their political -- they go back.
To where they're from.
But in each of those first three years of the president's term in office you saw today.
Spike in approval and optimism as people as the economy was better people -- optimistic at the beginning of the year.
And then as recovery did not materialize -- got shaky or Washington became dysfunctional.
It dip dip dip dip dip in as you watched it in 2010.
The timing was just hideous for Democrats and ended up giving it -- this historic paddling.
That they got from Republicans -- I don't think it's a wave shaping up like that.
But if I was one of the -- -- if I was trying to defend when those -- senate democratic seats I would not like to see this pattern play out again.
Our Chris thank you you back.
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