The Corner

Satisfaction with Economy Down from 2008

Eighty-three percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the economy, making it the “most toxic” topic that Gallup polled recently. Sixty-nine percent are dissatisfied with the size and power of the federal government, and 68 percent are displeased with the country’s moral and ethical climate. Americans’ satisfaction with all three issues has fallen since January 2008.

But Americans are more satisfied with national security. Seventy-two percent of Americans are content with the nation’s security from terrorism — a 14-point increase from 2008. And 71 percent are satisfied with the nation’s military strength and preparedness — a five-point jump from four years ago.

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