Poll: 79% of Americans dissatisfied with the direction of the country

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Inflation comes in as a top concern for many Americans. Prices have soared at the highest level in decades in the past year. Inflation, the economy and government have been named as the top problems facing the country since March of this year.

By Casey Harper | The Center Square

Only a fraction of Americans are satisfied “with the way things are going in the U.S.,” according to a new poll.

Gallup released the survey data, which showed that 79% of Americans are dissatisfied with the direction the country is headed, compared to only 21% of Americans who say the opposite.

“After Americans’ satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S. dipped to near-historical lows in June and July as gas prices soared, it has now returned to where it was in April,” Gallup said. “Currently, 21% of U.S. adults say they are satisfied, an increase from 13% in both June and July.”

Inflation comes in as a top concern for many Americans. Prices have soared at the highest level in decades in the past year. Inflation, the economy and government have been named as the top problems facing the country since March of this year.

“Currently, 22% of Americans name the government as the most important problem, while 17% say inflation is,” Gallup said. “Twelve percent mention the economy in general terms, the only other issue to be cited by at least 10% of Americans in response to the open-ended question. Beyond those issues, between 4% and 6% of Americans name immigration, race relations or racism, unifying the country, abortion, elections, election reform or democracy, poverty, or crime as the most important problem.”

Gas prices are also a significant concern. Gas prices hit record highs earlier this year before steadily dropping. In recent days, however, prices have begun to rise again.

“Three percent of Americans mention gas prices specifically, similar to the June and July figures of 5%, but much lower than in 2008, when gas prices reached their prior record high,” Gallup said. “In June 2008, 25% of Americans said gas prices were the most important problem, second only to general mentions of the economy that month. At that time, 6% of Americans mentioned inflation. This year, Americans may see higher gas prices as part of inflation more broadly, rather than as a separate issue.”

The satisfaction level varies by political affiliation.

“The recent improvement in satisfaction has occurred among both Democrats and independents, with no meaningful change among Republicans. Compared with June and July, when an average of 20% of Democrats were satisfied, 31% of Democrats now say they are satisfied. Among independents, the increase has been about as large, from 14% to 24%. Four percent of Republicans were satisfied in June and July, on average, compared with 6% in September.”

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6 thoughts on “Poll: 79% of Americans dissatisfied with the direction of the country

  1. 79% of Americans are dissatisfied with the direction of the country, yet 50% will continue to vote for the people who delivered their misery. Voters need to connect the dots that they should never, ever, under any circumstance vote for democrats if they want their life to improve.

  2. If everyone was paying taxes that number would be more like 98%… the freeloaders
    aren’t going to complain as we taxpayers are footing the bills for them.. House hold
    income is down $4,800, Food is up 30% to 75% inflation at a 40 year high ira’s are
    in the dumpster with stocks loosing 7 trillion in value, we’ve nearly depleted the strategic oil reserve to minutely decrease gas prices, we’re footing the bill for a illegal
    war for a country that IS NOT a Democracy and not a NATO member and 21% of the
    polled think the country is fine… yeah right..

  3. That portion of the 79% that is Democrat are still stupid enough to continue to vote for Democrats. Democrats are idiots.

  4. So for the eighty-one million, or just the 243K Vermonters ” well not real Vermonter” that
    voted for this feckless old fool, ………….nice job, don’t cry now !!!

    Tell your kids and grandkids they’ll be on the hook for Biden’s reckless spending and the
    destroying our economy and the country’s debt, will be in their hands hope they have a
    good degree they’ll need it, and the $10k Biden will give them towards it, they’ll be paying
    that back also………………… nothing’s free.

  5. Leftist’s have no room to complain as the fraudulently elected sock puppet was their choice,81 million of them.

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