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Americans' satisfaction with US more than doubles since January: poll

Americans’ satisfaction with the U.S. has more than doubled since January, according to a Gallup poll released Friday.

Gallup found that 27 percent of U.S. adults are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S., up from just 11 percent that said the same in January.

Satisfaction with the U.S. fell late last year as the coronavirus pandemic raged and former President TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation president on Arizona's new voting restrictions: An 'assault' on our rights The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez MORE sought to dispute President BidenJoe BidenWarren calls for US to support ceasefire between Israel and Hamas UN secretary general 'deeply disturbed' by Israeli strike on high rise that housed media outlets Nation's largest nurses union condemns new CDC guidance on masks MORE’s victory, Gallup noted.

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The poll also found that Democrats are driving national satisfaction. Forty-five percent of respondents that identified as Democrats said they are satisfied, up 40 points from January. This survey is the first since Democrats took control of the White House and both chambers of Congress

By comparison, 27 percent of independents said they were happy with the U.S., compared to 14 percent last month. However, only 6 percent of Republicans are satisfied now, compared to 14 percent in January.

The poll also found that the coronavirus pandemic has passed government leadership as the most important issue facing the country.

Twenty-six percent of Americans say that the coronavirus pandemic is the most important problem facing the country, while 19 percent said the government and poor leadership is the most pressing issue.

Gallup surveyed 1,021 adults aged 18 and older from Feb. 3 to 18. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.