Poll: 18% of Americans satisfied with state of nation, gov’t named top problem
We all know about President Biden’s dismal approval numbers.
As a new Gallup poll shows — those numbers are affecting how Americans see the state of the nation.
The poll — published this week — found just 18 percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S..
That’s about half of the historical average for American satisfaction.
Let’s provide a little more context with a look at where satisfaction has been as of late.
While low — May’s 18 percent was actually slightly up from the 16 percent satisfaction reported in April.
It was also higher than the 13 percent satisfaction reported last June and July — when inflation had a stronger grip on the U.S. economy.
Going back to the beginning of the decade — satisfaction dipped as low as 11 percent on January 4th — 20-21 — two days before the Capitol riots.
It was a steep drop from the 45 percent satisfaction reported on February 3rd — 20-20 — just a month before the pandemic began.
And what do Americans say is the most important problem the country faces?
Well — the government itself was the top answer.
The economy and immigration tied for the second most common answer.
Inflation — crime — guns — and the federal deficit also made the list of popular responses.