Satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S., by Political Party

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  1. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    I guess Gallup never visited this site.

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S. continues to tumble since it started trending downward at the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Currently, 13% of U.S. adults are satisfied with the state of the nation, down seven percentage points in the past month and 32 points since reaching a 15-year high in February. Satisfaction has not been this low since November 2011.

    The latest update is based on a July 1-23 Gallup poll, conducted as the U.S. faced a surge in coronavirus infections and the most challenging economic conditions since the Great Depression. The nation also continues its reckoning with the issue of race relations after the late May death of George Floyd and ensuing nationwide protests about racial injustice.

    These events have greatly altered the national mood this year, from one that was brighter than it had been in over a decade to one of the dourest in the past 40 years.

    Satisfaction now sits just six points above the all-time low in October 2008 immediately following sharp drops in the U.S. stock market during the global financial crisis.

    The current measure ties as the ninth lowest in Gallup's history of tracking satisfaction since 1979. All of the other similar readings were recorded in tough economic times -- in 1979 during the energy crisis, in 2008 during the Great Recession, and in 2011 after Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S. credit rating as the federal government struggled to contain U.S. debt.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2020
  2. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    I would agree with this. Up until the pandemic, I was quite pleased with the direction of our nation. I know I sound like a broken record but people were working and the outlook was bright. The last six months have been incredibly disheartening to me. I do not approve of the things our president has said or done in the face of crisis. He appears to me to be more of a man floundering rather than leading. And the heck of it is that I cannot see a bright side to the Democratic slash and burn policy that they are running on. Oh, it will please all those that have awaited environmental policy changes. However the business sector will further deflate in the face of oppressive regulatory requirements in the short term. Inevitably, taxes will be raised on those of us that survive further strangling the lifeblood of our economy. And the downward spiral will continue...... I see nothing positive ahead and it hurts my heart.
     

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