Satisfaction with US direction highest since 2005: Gallup

Satisfaction with US direction highest since 2005: Gallup

Satisfaction with the country's direction is at its highest level since 2005, according to Gallup polling released Monday.

Thirty-eight percent of respondents in the new polling said they are happy with the country’s direction.

The last time more people said they were content with the direction of the United States was in September 2005, Gallup noted, when 39 percent said they were satisfied.

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The percentage of those satisfied with the nation's direction reached 35 percent or higher on three occasions this year, the polling giant added. 

Sixty-eight percent of Republicans said they were satisfied with where the United States is going in combined surveys from May and June, while 54 percent were content in polls conducted in March and April.

Thirty-six percent of independents in the May-June polling are pleased with the country’s trajectory, up from the 25 percent in March-April.

The number for Democrats who are satisfied held steady at 13 percent.

Results of the survey come as lawmakers gear up for the November midterm elections, when the GOP will have to defend its majority in both chambers of Congress.

Gallup's latest phone survey of 1,520 people was conducted from June 1-13. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.