Will right-track/wrong-direction numbers help Trump?

Right now, Hillary Clinton is doing well in the polls. She leads in national head-to-head surveys as well as those in swing states like Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida and Colorado. Public opinion could still shift towards Trump — we’re three presidential debates, one vice presidential debate and over two months away from the election. But as of now most of the horse race polls are looking good for the former secretary of state.

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That being said, one polling question – about the direction of country – continually produces results that might scare Democrats. The number is pretty simple: Pollsters ask Americans whether they think the country is going in the right direction or if it’s on the wrong track, then tabulate the results.

Right now, 28.8 percent of Americans think that the country is going in the right direction, and 64.6 think it’s on the wrong track. Moreover, the majority of Americans have felt the country is on the wrong track for almost all of the Obama presidency. Taken at face value, these numbers might seem bad for Clinton — she has clearly tied herself to the current administration, and most Americans are unsatisfied with how things are going.

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