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National unity has taken a hard hit since 9/11

Sept. 11 brought this country together 20 years ago.

But Covid — as well as everything that’s transpired since the 9/11 terrorist attacks — has only torn the nation further apart.

Just look at these numbers from the NBC News poll and other surveys:

In June 2001 — not too long after the controversial Bush v. Gore decision that put George W. Bush into the White House – 43 percent of all Americans said the country was on the right track, versus 39 percent who said it was on the wrong track, according to that month’s national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Then in the same poll after the 9/11 attacks, a whopping 72 percent said the nation was headed in the right direction, compared with just 11 percent who disagreed.

Today, those numbers are almost exactly reversed, with only 29 percent who think the country is on the right track, and with 63 percent who believe it’s on the wrong track, per the Aug. 2021 NBC News poll. (The Wall Street Journal is no longer a partner on the poll.)