Overall, 59% of Americans believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction, an increase from last week. Democrats (62%), Republicans (57%), and Independents (62%) feel a similar amount of pessimism.
The economy remains top of mind for most Americans, with nearly a fifth (19%) of all American reporting the economy as their biggest concern.
President Obama’s is exiting on something of a high note, his approval rating has increased in his last week with 56% approval, and disapproval at 41%.
President-Elect Donald Trump, on the other hand, is entering office with lukewarm public support. His favorability amongst Americans has risen slightly to 50% the week of his inauguration.