A study found nearly no Americans were highly satisfied with the nation on March 1.
The latest CBS News/YouGov poll found just 5% of voters polled thought “very well” about the State of the Union ahead of Joe Biden’s first major speech to U.S. Congress.
The sample survey of 2,238 U.S. adults showed 36% felt “very badly,” 32% somewhat badly, and 27% somewhat well.
Respondents were also displeased with Biden’s response to inflation at 70%, immigration at 63%, the economy at 62%, and crime at 61% disapproval.
They wanted the incumbent to discuss the Russia-Ukraine conflict (73%), economy (67%), inflation (61%), and coronavirus outbreak (52%).
The president’s State of the Union address announced the formation of a new congressional group to pursue Russian elites.
“The U.S. Department of Justice is assembling a dedicated task force to go after the crimes of Russian oligarchs,” he said in a statement.
“We are joining with our European allies to find and seize your yachts, your luxury apartments your private jets—we are coming for your ill-begotten gains,” he added.
The Democrat also declared a new ban on flights between the United States and the world’s largest country.
“We will join our allies in closing off American air space to all Russian flights, further isolating Russia, and adding an additional squeeze on their economy,” he said.
This poll was conducted between Feb. 24 and 28, 2022. It reported an error margin of 2.6 points.