Satisfaction with country’s direction slips

Americans’ satisfaction with the direction of the country continues to slip, falling 6 percentage points from early this year, according to a new Gallup poll.

{mosads}Twenty-six percent of Americans are satisfied with the direction of the country, according to Gallup, returning to levels around the end of 2014, before a sharp 9-percentage-point uptick in satisfaction heading into the new year.

In the poll, which parallels a similar drop in economic confidence, Gallup notes, respondents list government, the economy and unemployment as top problems.

During President Obama’s term, satisfaction topped 36 percent in August 2009, but has ranged between 11 percent and 33 percent since then, according to Gallup.

The survey of 1,024 adults in the U.S. was conducted May 6-10 via landlines and cellphones with a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

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