The number of Americans who say they are ‘sick of’ the current political climate has reached a new high, according to a new poll.
Sixty-seven percent of respondents say the country is on the wrong track, according the survey from Pew Research Center.
Only 26 percent said the country was on the right track, and 29 percent said it was on a ‘very good track.’
The poll found that Americans are more likely to say they feel “emotionally unsafe” because of President Donald Trump’s comments about minorities.
“The nation is divided, and I think that’s going to lead to more of these kinds of incidents that have occurred, like the shootings that have happened in recent weeks,” said Michael McDonald, a 39-year-old who voted for Bernie Sanders in 2016.
“There’s just a lot of anger at this point, and the nation’s just really divided.
So I think we’re going to see more of this kind of thing, and that’s what’s driving me to vote for Donald Trump,” he added.”
Trump’s doing a pretty good job at trying to make America feel more like a safe place, and it’s working,” said Kristina Burchfield, a 42-year old registered Democrat.”
I’m just trying to get out there and vote.
I just feel so betrayed,” she added.
Trump’s handling of the race has caused anger among some voters, including the mother of a white girl who was killed by a white supremacist after she walked home from a convenience store in the early morning hours of March 8.