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30 percent of Americans say U.S. is headed in right direction

Americans are just oozing negativity, a new poll from Rasmussen Reports shows.

Specifically, only 30 percent of likely voters say the country is heading in the right direction.

Since mid-December, the number has fallen in the 28 to 30 percent range for 21 out of 25 weeks.

But Americans’ outlook has been much worse in the past, as it was last October during the federal government shutdown. Then, only 13 percent thought the country was heading in the right direction, which was the lowest in five years.

And we’re not along with our negative outlook. It’s spreading across the world, according to a new Gallup poll.

Gallup’s Negative Experience Index measures people’s experiences of stress, anger, sadness, physical pain, and worry, and it’s been creeping upward since 2007.