Report Summary

Dissatisfaction with the way things are going in the country has now reached pre-Reagan economic recovery levels with over six in ten expressing fundamental discontent with the country’s course. Yet the President’s rating at 55% approve, 33% disapprove is at least as good if not better than that of recent GOP predecessors who went on to win big second term victories. In November of 1971, Nixon’s approval/disapproval score in the Gallup Poll was 49% to 37% and in November 1983, Reagan’s was 53% to 37%.