Poll: Only 30 Percent of Americans Satisfied With Country’s Direction

Friday, 19 Oct 2012 11:08 AM

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Only 30 percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the country, according to a new poll from Gallup.

That total lags the 37 percent average registered for the poll since 1979. To be sure, it tops the 13 percent registered in October 2008, shortly before Barack Obama was elected president. The most recent figure is unchanged from September.

The current 30 percent level is higher than that of October 1980 (19 percent), shortly before incumbent President Jimmy Carter lost to Ronald Reagan, and it’s higher than that of October 1992 (22 percent), when incumbent George H.W. Bush lost to Bill Clinton.

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However, the current reading is lower than that of 1984 (48 percent), when incumbent Reagan beat Walter Mondale; 1996 (39 percent), when incumbent Clinton defeated Robert Dole; and 2004 (44 percent), when George W. Bush vanquished John Kerry.

“While satisfaction levels do relate to election outcomes for incumbents, today's 30 percent puts Obama in a gray zone where it is unclear whether satisfaction has reached the threshold necessary for voters to give him a second term,” Gallup’s Lydia Saad writes.

The mediocre October reading may help explain Mitt Romney’s 52 to 45 percent lead over Obama in Gallup’s latest seven-day tracking poll, she says.

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