Thursday, December 22, 2011

How did the guy who was president in 1979 end up doing?

Throughout 2011, an average of 17% of Americans said they were satisfied with the way things are going in the United States. That is the second-lowest annual average in the more than 30-year history of the question, after the 15% from 2008. Satisfaction has averaged as high as 60% in 1986, 1998, and 2000.

Satisfaction With the Way Things Are Going in the U.S., Annual Averages

1979 was a comparable year, according to Gallup. But Jimmy Carter fared pretty well in the next year's election, right?

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