Belief that country heading in right direction is at all-time low

12/11/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Paul Steinhauser CNN Deputy Political Director cnn.com

On the day that President-elect Barack Obama visited the White House, a new national poll illustrates the daunting challenges he faces when it becomes his home next year.

Only 16 percent of those questioned in a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday say things are going well in the country today. That's an all-time low. Eighty-three percent say things are going badly, which is an all-time high.

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