One Year Out, Candidates Face Angry, Dissatisfied Electorate

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Americans are angry and dissatisfied with politics and the nation’s direction, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Only 27 percent of Americans feel the country is headed in the right direction. Fifty-four percent of Americans are critical of the economy and the political system, NBC News reported.

The dissatisfaction carries over to both political parties and their 2016 candidates, NBC News reported.

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The most unpopular political figures were Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, while the most popular were Ben Carson and Bernie Sanders. The poll showed Americans believe the economy is still the number one issue affecting the country.

Voters were split, 45 percent to 45 percent, over the party they want to control Congress after next year's elections.

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