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article imageGallup: Americans’ satisfaction rate drops to all-time low of 9 per cent

By Chris V. Thangham     Oct 7, 2008 in Politics
A Gallup poll survey showed only 9 per cent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States. It is the lowest reading recorded in Gallup poll history.
Gallup poll results shows many in the U.S. are dissatisfied with the way the economy is heading, and with various issues such as healthcare, war, jobs, education, immigration etc.
Respondents were asked whether they are satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States. Only 9 per cent of respondents said they are satisfied with the way things are going. There is a steady decline in this trend over the last seven years.
This is the lowest in almost 30 years. The previous low was 12 per cent when Jimmy Carter was president in 1988 because of severe gas shortages and rising prices. There was 12 per cent satisfaction rating when George Bush Sr. was president in 1992 and several times this year.
Respondents were asked what is the most important problem facing the country today, nearly seven in 10 mentioned the economy.
The second Presidential debate will happen later tonight, so the question now becomes: Will the two candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama, discuss these issues or would they rather talk about Ayers or Keating?
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