NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.
Americans are getting less positive about the way things are going in the U.S. these days, even with the record breaking stock market and low unemployment. In fact, only 24 percent of Americans say they are satisfied, the lowest this year.
What’s causing this general lack of satisfaction with the way things are going?
Our latest update on the Americans’ views of the most important problem facing the nation provides clues: government in all of its manifestations — mentioned spontaneously by 25 percent of Americans polled. Nothing else comes close other than worries about the economy.
President Donald Trump’s job approval rating, although not changed a great deal, has edged down to the lowest weekly average since he took office. His disapproval rating is also in record territory.
Former presidents no longer in the spotlight are doing much better in the court of public opinion.