Polls Indicate Many Dispute Reagan View

Associated Press

Many Americans do not share President Reagan's view that the state of the nation is strong and on the right track, network polls released Monday showed.

An ABC-Washington Post poll found that 59% of those surveyed believe the nation is "seriously off on the wrong track." A CBS-New York Times poll reported that only 36% felt that the state of the nation has improved over the last five years, compared with 40% who judged conditions to be worse.

On the topic of Contra aid, CBS found opposition to U.S. assistance to the Nicaraguan rebels by a margin of 58% to 30%. Opposition came from all demographic groups, including the President's fellow Republicans.

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