Twenty-seven percent of U.S. adults are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S, more than double the percentage observed in January. The increase reverses a three-month decline that saw satisfaction drop to one of its lowest levels ever. Satisfaction, which had been 28% at the time of the 2020 presidential election, fell in the ensuing months as U.S. coronavirus infections surged and then-President Donald Trump and his allies disputed Joe Biden’s victory, culminating in the Jan. 6 riots on Capitol Hill.
The 11% satisfied in January was four percentage points above the all-time low registered in October 2008 during the financial crisis. Democrats are leading the resurgence in national satisfaction seen in the Feb. 3-18 poll. Currently, 45% of Democrats are satisfied, up 40 points from January. Independents show a smaller increase in satisfaction, from 14% to 27%. Fewer Republicans are satisfied now (6%) than were in January (14%).
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Americans’ satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S. has improved, with 27% satisfied — up from 11% last month. https://t.co/niv5jOFcP8
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