Poll: Satisfaction with way things are going in U.S. reaches highest level since 2005

Thirty-seven percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the country today, up from 29% in April. Gallup has not measured a higher level of satisfaction since a 39% reading in late September 2005, although 37% were also satisfied right before the November 2016 election, and 36% were satisfied in February 2018 after the State of the Union address…

Satisfaction now exactly matches the historical average of 37% dating back to Gallup’s initial measurement of this question in 1979. On an annual basis, the percentage satisfied has been below 30% each year since 2005, including 27% in 2017.