Americans lack confidence in the current state of democracy in the U.S., a new poll showed just weeks before midterm elections.

According to a survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, while only 10 percent of U.S. adults said democracy is working “very well” or “extremely” well, 52 percent of adults believed democracy is not working well.

The poll also showed nearly 70 percent are very or somewhat dissatisfied with how “things are going in the United States.”

U.S. adults were similarly displeased with the state of politics in their country, as 60 percent said they were somewhat or very pessimistic about the current political climate compared to only 15 percent who said they were somewhat or very optimistic.


Regarding the two major political parties, neither party polled particularly well. Just 42 percent said they viewed the Democratic party somewhat or very favorably, while Republicans got only 32 percent. When asked which party they wanted to control the House and Senate following the midterms, 41 percent said Democrats for each house and 34 percent said Republicans for each.

Meanwhile, participants had a bleak view on the possibility of a rematch between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump in 2024.

When asked if they would like to see each of them run for president in 2024, only 29 percent said they would like to see them run and 70 percent said no.

In September, a poll showed a majority of Democratic voters believed Biden should not run for the White House. The ABC News-Washington Post poll, produced by Langer Research Associates and published, found that 56 percent of Democratic voters opposed Biden’s reelection bid, while nine percent said they had no opinion.

Another poll in the same month showed most registered voters in the U.S. did not want Trump to be allowed to run for president a second time.

The poll, by Yahoo News/YouGov, showed that 51 percent of registered voters believed Trump should not “be allowed to serve as president again in the future” given “what we know” about the ongoing investigations into the former president. (