American’s are more satisfied, overall, than they have been at any time since a year ago, according to a Gallup poll. The conclusion makes sense. Unemployment has improved a bit, while GDP improvement is very modest on the tail of a strong shopping season. Government reduced personal tax cuts remain in place.
The majority of Americans remain dissatisfied with the way things are going in the U.S., but the percentage who are satisfied continues to increase. Satisfaction, now at 22%, is higher than at any point since last spring.
It does not take a poll to tell most Americans what their major concerns are. They just have to look at the headlines everyday, as well as the environment around them
The economy in general (31%) and unemployment (30%) are the two specific problems mentioned most often, as they have been each month since December 2009. Sixteen percent of Americans, the highest percentage since January 1996, mention dissatisfaction with government, which mirrors the finding that Congress now has the lowest approval rating in Gallup history.