According to a brand spanking new poll hot of the presses at Gallup, only 11 percent of Americans are satisfied with the current condition of the United States. That’s got to be close to an all-time low. I mean that number is in the basement.
The poll was conducted just before Joe Biden was sworn in as president.
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3% of U.S. adults are very satisfied, 8% are somewhat satisfied, 22% are somewhat dissatisfied, and 66% are very dissatisfied.
4% of Republicans are very satisfied, 9% are somewhat satisfied, 19% are somewhat dissatisfied, and 66% are very dissatisfied.
2% of independents are very satisfied, 11% are somewhat satisfied, 23% are somewhat dissatisfied, and 62% are very dissatisfied.
1% of Democrats are very satisfied, 4% are somewhat satisfied, 22% are somewhat dissatisfied, and 73% are very dissatisfied.
30% was the average satisfaction rating during Trump’s term in office. That’s lower than the average satisfaction rating of 36% since the pollster started asking the question in 1979. It is, however, higher that the averages for each of President Barack Obama’s two terms.
Gallup noted the overall satisfaction rating of 11% in the U.S. was due to the coronavirus, Trump’s refusal to recognize the election results, and the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
Would you take a look at those results? It seems both Republicans AND Democrats are not happy with the current state of things in America. Finally. Something we can all agree on!
The problem, of course, is that Democrats are unhappy with this country right now for very different reasons than Republicans. Democrats want far more left-wing policies to be put into action, believing it is the responsibility of the government to solve all of society’s problems.
Republicans want less interference from the government and more emphasis placed on self-governance as a means of tacking important issues. To Republicans, more government is the problem, not the solution.
Will we as a nation ever see eye-to-eye again?
Honestly, I don’t know anymore.