The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

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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