POLL DU JOUR
64 percent of Americans agree that “things in the U.S. feel like they are out of control right now.”
58 percent say U.S. military action should be limited to direct threats to the nation.
50 percent are pessimistic about their outlook on the U.S.; 49 percent are optimistic.
36 percent are confident that U.S. can meet its economic and national security challenges.
38 percent say President George W. Bush was more effective managing the federal government; 35 percent say President Obama is more effective.
27 percent agree that as the “world’s moral leader” the U.S. must use the military to protect democracy around the globe.
Source: A Politico poll of 840 likely U.S. voters conducted Oct. 3-11 and released Monday.
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