Gallup Daily: State of the Nation
Each result is based on a three-day rolling average
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Gallup's State of the Nation measure tracks the percentage of Americans who say they are satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time.
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The percentage of Americans naming an economic issue as the most important problem facing the country is down to 60% from 69% a month ago. Meantime, the healthcare debate is turning more attention to that issue, with 25% now calling it the most important problem -- up from 16% a month ago.
George H.W. Bush enjoyed high approval ratings his first three years in office, but low ratings in the fourth year led to his re-election defeat.
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