Thursday, October 23, 2008

Americans’ Satisfaction at New All-Time Low of 7%

If McCain and his supporters want to understand why he's not making more traction with his attacks on Obama this chart really should say it all.

A mere 7% of Americans say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States, the lowest satisfaction reading in Gallup history.
The lowest reading in Gallup's history and yet McCain has offered no substantive change and seems, when pressed, to be arguing for a continuation of these deeply unpopular policies.

And attack ads aren't working? How strange...

Click title for source.


daveawayfromhome said...

A problem with that statistic is that it doesnt make clear what direction people think the country ought to be going in. Most hate the things Bush has done in the last 8 years, those are the obvious ones.
But there's another group, the Palin lovers, one might say, who are dissatisfied with the country's direction because they think Bush didnt go far enough. That bunch is adding to this statistic because they're starting to get really nutso as the election approaches (thank God) the end.

Kel said...

That's a fair point Dave. Though I really hope that those who think Bush didn't go far enough make up a small part of those who realise things can't go on as they are.

But a glance at a McCain or Palin rally shows that you should never underestimate stupid people in large numbers.