This is astoundingly low:
In the face of economic upheaval in the United States, a record 89 percent of Americans now say the country has pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track while just 7 percent of Americans say the country is going in the right direction, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll.
While strong majorities of all demographic groups agree that the country is headed in the wrong direction, there are some who are less inclined to be of the same opinion. Republicans and those supporting Senator John McCain are more likely to say things in the country are going well than are Democrats and those supporting Senator Barack Obama.
Americans in lower income brackets and those who consider themselves part of the working class are more negative about the direction of the country.
Given the stunning lack of confidence in the status quo, it is a miracle that John McCain, the candidate seeking to perpetuate Bush administration policies, is still polling in the high 40s.