“Today’s average satisfaction is roughly on par with the level of the early 2000s”—which means it is higher than it was at any time during the last years of the Bush presidency and all of Obama’s presidency
Democrats hoping to defeat Donald Trump in November just received more bad news this week.
In addition to a Washington Post/ABC News poll suggesting that Democrats’ efforts at impeaching Trump are backfiring, the Gallup Organization just released a poll that says that Americans are more satisfied on key issues than they were when he became President.
The issues Americans are more satisfied with include the economy (+22), terrorism (+18), military strength (+15), race relations (+14), policies to reduce or control crime (+9), position of blacks and other racial minorities (+9), income and wealth distribution (+8), and individual opportunity (+6).
Of significant note, the two areas that must particularly irk Democrats are on the areas of ‘race relations’ and the ‘position of blacks and other minorities.’
Democrats have spent the last three years attempting to brand Trump and his supporters as ‘racist.’
Yet, in the areas involving race, the Gallup poll indicates more satisfaction today than before Trump took office.
Here’s Gallup’s summary:
As Trump enters his re-election year, Americans are more positive on eight key issues than they were just before he took office in January 2017.
- Gallup records double-digit increases in public satisfaction with the nation’s economy, security from terrorism, military strength and the state of race relations.
- Satisfaction is also up by between six and nine points on crime, the position of blacks and other racial minorities, the distribution of income and wealth, and the opportunity for a person to get ahead through hard work.
Over the same period, Americans have grown slightly less satisfied on three issues: abortion (down 7 points), the level of immigration (-6) and the environment (-6).
To be sure, not everything is rosy in the country.
However, as Gallup notes, “today’s average satisfaction is roughly on par with the level of the early 2000s”—which means it is higher than it was at any time during the last years of the Bush presidency and all of Obama’s presidency.
For a political party that needs to have everyone miserable in order to win elections, the Gallup poll shows that Democrats have their work cut out for them.