It may not be the best number, but the progress is notable. When asked if people are satisfied with the direction of the country, it only registered a mere 38 percent. The silver lining is that this is the highest mark in over a decade. Gallup noted the 12-year high is due to the deluge of good economic news and reaching historic lows in unemployment. The second quarter growth is projected to be between 3.6 and 4.8 percent. A supermajority of Republicans and a healthy slice of Independents are satisfied with how the country is going. Only Democrats remain insufferable and nauseatingly petulant over the economic boom their guy Obama could never have managed to pull off (via Gallup):
Gallup: Satisfaction with the way things are going in the US reaches a 13 year high, hitting 38%.— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) June 18, 2018
Only 13% of Democrats are satisfied with the way things are going, while 36% of independents and 68% of Republicans are satisfied. pic.twitter.com/GIj2V99aI2
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.
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.
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.
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%.
The Democratic figure shouldn’t be shocking. These people hate Trump. He could denuclearize North Korea, bring peace to the Middle East, and enact a comprehensive paid family leave plan and they would still hate him. He could enrage his base and come out as pro-abortion and they would still hate him. President Trump has enacted an economic agenda that is producing, it’s created three million jobs, and now there are more jobs than there are job seekers. Consumer and small business confidence are at record highs. Oh, and wages increased 2.7 percent. So, yeah—things are going so bad, right? Nothing makes the Left happy because perpetual misery is their hallmark characteristic.