In the latest NBC News/The Wall Street Journal poll conducted November 2-5, we find more evidence of a dismal national mood just one year out from the 2012 election. Wrong track numbers continue to be in the low 70’s and the poll finds 54{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} of adults think the country is beginning a long-term decline where the US is no longer the leading country in the world. President Obama’s overall job approval matches his lowest ratings for the third consecutive month. More than a third say the president has done worse than they expected while only one in ten say he’s done better than they expected. Roughly three-quarters of Americans say the Obama Administration has fallen short of their expectations on the economy, the federal deficit, changing business as usual in Washington, and improving oversight of Wall Street and banks.  Looking forward to the 2012 race, Republicans continue to have a significant enthusiasm gap compared to Democrats (56{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} of Republicans are more enthusiastic about the 2012 election compared to previous elections while just 43{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} of Democrats are).

NBC News / Wall Street Journal — November 2-5, 2011 (PDF Format)

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