A recent survey conducted by Gallup yielded some promising results for President Trump and the Republican Party among their primary voters.
Sixty-one percent of Republicans indicate they are happy with the direction things are headed in the United States. This is the highest level of satisfaction among Republicans since February of 2007. This latest surge came just after tax reform was passed late last year.
The current positive feelings regarding the direction of the country is a huge change for Republicans, who experienced abysmal satisfaction levels in 2017. After falling to a mere 38 percent in October, Republican voters’ satisfaction level has been steadily climbing since the beginning of the fourth quarter of last year.
It’s not only Republicans who are satisfied with the country’s direction, however. The percentage of satisfied independents has risen from last year’s low of 20 percent to 31 percent.
Democrats, on the other hand, have expressed the lowest level of satisfaction yet during Trump’s presidency. Only seven percent of democrats reported they are happy with the way things are going, which is a slight drop from the 16 percent recorded when he first took office.
The recent numbers from Gallup’s first measure of satisfaction in 2018, which was recorded at the beginning of January, indicated only 29 percent of Americans were satisfied with the current trajectory of the country and 69 percent of Americans indicated they are dissatisfied with the current climate.