The number of Americans who are “satisfied” with the direction the United States is heading reached a 12-year high over the weekend; further signaling a healthy US recovery under President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress.
According to Gallup, 38% of those asked believe America is moving in the right direction, the highest score since September 2005.
“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,” writes Gallop.
“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,” adds the survey.
The new data shows the lasting impacts of the recently passed GOP tax cuts heading into the 2018 midterm elections; raising serious questions over the media’s prediction of a “blue wave” this November.
Read the full survey here.