Here's our write-up of the new NBC/WSJ poll.
WASHINGTON — To borrow the famous line from the 1976 film "Network," Americans are mad as hell at Washington — and they’re not going to take it anymore.
That, at least, is the conclusion from the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, which finds:
-- that less than half the country approves of President Obama's job;
-- that the percentage believing the current Congress is either below average or among the worst is at an all-time high;
-- that the number viewing the Republican Party favorably is at an all-time low;
-- and that the Democratic Party doesn’t fare much better.
What's more, nearly six in 10 respondents still say the country is headed in the wrong direction, and almost two-thirds think that the U.S. economy has yet to hit rock-bottom.
And it's unlikely those attitudes will change before the midterm elections that will take place less than three months from now.
"I think it’s a ‘Jet Blue’ election. Everyone is frustrated," says Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart, who conducted the survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff. "And everyone is headed for the emergency exit."