Americans Are Angry About the Country's Direction: Poll

Americans are angry and think the country is going in the wrong direction, according to a new poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. 

A relative majority of adults feel angry because the American political system seems to be working for those with money and power.

And more than half of Americans - 55 percent - say that something upsets them enough that they'd carry a protest sign for an entire day if they could.

The one hitch: The public is divided over the source of this anger.

Still, there is some optimism from the public when it comes to the economy. Fifty-three percent of Americans say they're "confident and optimistic" about their own financial situation over the next year, versus 45 percent who are "worried and uncertain."

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