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Re: GALLUP: Satisfaction With U.S. Direction Reaches 12-Year High

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

 

The sad fact is too many people in America watch Fox and therefore have no idea what Der Trumper has already done to destroy the Obama recovery and destabilize the World order.


I don't have TV and don't watch FOX, so can't be included in this statement.

 

I am aware of the changes, reversals and corrections that President Trump's administration has brought us, and am quite happy with the direction our nation is going. I also happen to be happy with my life.

 

I'd say my (life long) decision to NOT watch TV and to sort out my own feelings about current events has been instrumental in my ability to be happy with the here and now as I believe that thinking for oneself is the foundation of happiness.

 

My $1.52 there.

 

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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The fact Presiden Obama pulled the Nation out of the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930's is the reason most people think we're going in the right direction - up from the disaster the Republicans created by legalizing the transformation of Wall Street and our Banks into a huge casino with the "in crowd" taking huge bets with other peoples money.

 

With Dodd-Frank and othe Democratic legislation reining in the most egregious frauds from credit default swaps, derivatives and predatory lending fueled by bortgage backed securities, businesses now feel confident enough to expand.

 

But there's another Gallup poll that paints a very different picture. The Gallup Share-Care Wellness poll, a measure of how people actually feel about their lives, is at the lowest level in history, with a record 21 states reporting significant declines in their citizens sense of well-being, and not a single State reporting an increase.

 

Obama got us out of the serious fighting in the mideast, but Der Trumper threw us back in. Obama got us out of the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression, but Republicans are working to remove the safety regulations that prevented it from happening again. Obama gave 34 million Americans health care and for the first time in history, SLOWED the growth of health care costs for Americans, but Der Trumper and the Republicans have managed to pass legislation that will throw millions off their health insurance and into the ER for their family care.

 

The sad fact is too many people in America watch Fox and therefore have no idea what Der Trumper has already done to destroy the Obama recovery and destabilize the World order.

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GALLUP: Satisfaction With U.S. Direction Reaches 12-Year High

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  • Satisfaction rate of 38% is highest since September 2005
  • Second month in a row above 35%, also for the first time since 2005
  • Satisfaction rises among Republicans and independents, not among Democrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Thirty-eight percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States today, similar to last month's 37% satisfaction rate but marking the numerical high since a 39% reading in September 2005.

 

Line graph: Satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S., 2005-2018 trend

 

The satisfaction rate, which Gallup has measured at least monthly since 2001, has now topped 35% three times this year -- a level reached only three times in the previous 12 years (once each in 2006, 2009 and 2016).

 

Satisfaction with the nation is now back to the historical average of 37% for this trend, which was first measured in 1979, but is far below the majority levels reached in the economic boom times of the mid-1980s and late 1990s.

 

In its first four years (1979 and 1981-1983), satisfaction failed to reach 37% in any poll, but then routinely reached or exceeded that level in 1984 through 2005 polling, with the exception of 1992-1995 (excluding one 36% reading in 1994). After a January 2006 reading of 36%, satisfaction failed to surpass 35% the rest of that year, and with the economic calamities that followed over the next few years, it descended into single digits in two 2008 polls and has subsequently stayed mostly below 30%.

The rise in satisfaction over the past two months comes amid a spate of positive economic news --

 

including the shrinking of the unemployment rate to levels last seen in 2000 and the continuation of an economic expansion that is now the second longest on record. Other prominent national news stories have included independent counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian collusion; President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal; and Trump's negotiations with North Korea that culminated in his meeting Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

 

Rise in Republican, Independent Satisfaction Pushes Rate Up Over Past Two Months

 

U.S. satisfaction has averaged 38% in May and June after averaging 29% in March and April. The nine-percentage-point bump between the two periods is entirely owing to increased satisfaction among Republicans and independents, pushing Republicans' satisfaction to 68% and independents' to 36%. Meanwhile, Democrats' satisfaction is unchanged at 13%.

 

Comparing Satisfaction in March-April 2018 and May-June 2018
Percentage who are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time

March-April May-June Increase% % pct. pts.All adultsParty IDRepublicansIndependentsDemocratsPlace of residenceSmall/Large citySuburbTown/Rural areaAge18-3435-5455+GenderMenWomenEducationNo collegeSome collegeCollege gradPostgrad

 
 
29389
 
546814
253611
13130
 
25338
32386
304414
 
26337
30377
294112
 
37458
213110
 
31409
293910
273710
23307
Columns reflect combined Gallup polls of March 1-8 and April 2-11; and May 1-10 and June 1-13
GALLUP

 

Differences by place of residence, age, gender and education are mostly not as large as by party identification, and the amount of change from March-April to May-June was fairly uniform within the former groups. Democrats were the only major demographic group to show no increase in satisfaction. Those in groups that tend to have more Democrats than Republicans -- those younger than 35, city dwellers, women and those with postgraduate work -- are least likely to be satisfied, but satisfaction levels rose for all of these groups in the May-June aggregate.

 

Bottom Line

 

Though the vast majority of Americans have expressed pride in their country in polls stretching back more than 30 years, their pride has not meant they were satisfied with the way things were going. This has been especially true during times of economic duress -- though measuring the public's satisfaction with the nation encompasses far more than economics.

 

Now, at the midpoint of 2018, as the United States continues to enjoy a nine-year-long economic expansion, the number of Americans finding satisfaction in the country's direction is on the rise. This reflects more than a growing comfort with Donald Trump as president; growth in satisfaction has outstripped growth in Trump's approval rating. And it is more than economic good news -- the percentage satisfied has risen more over the past two months than the percentage who think the economy is in good shape or the percentage who think it's a good time to find a quality job.

 

As the nation moves toward November's midterm elections, as the Mueller investigation continues to unfold, as Trump continues to surprise both friends and foes with his actions, there are a multitude of possibilities for news that could affect satisfaction significantly in either direction.

 

https://news.gallup.com/poll/235739/satisfaction-direction-reaches-year-high.aspx

 

 

 

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