American Satisfaction With Direction Of The Country Reaches 12-Year High – With One Exception

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Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics
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It has been 12 years since Americans have been so satisfied with the direction of the country, according to Gallup polling.

The poll, released Monday, shows that 38 percent of the country are “satisfied with the way things are going.” That is the highest the number has been since 2005. Gallup says the trend line is rising for satisfied Americans.

The report says, “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).”

The Gallup report credits record-breaking economic numbers posted by the administration, Trump tearing up the Iran nuclear deal and easing of tensions with North Korea as factors adding to the positive national outlook.

America now has more job openings than unemployment and the lowest overall unemployment number (3.8 percent) in 17 years.

However, the polling also indicates a strict party line breakdown in approval of the direction of the country. The number of Republicans approving of the direction of the country sat at a staggering 68 percent while only 13 percent of Democrats approved.


Gallup concludes that the numbers are a huge net positive for President Trump.

“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.”