Poll: After three years of Trump, most Americans satisfied with economy, race relations, national security

A new Gallup survey has found that after three years of President Donald Trump, more Americans are satisfied than ever with the state of the U.S. economy and his efforts to bolster national security.

The poll found that the public’s overall satisfaction with the economy, military strength, security from terrorism, and the state of race relations all rose by double digits.

In January 2017, the month Trump was inaugurated, 46 percent of Americans said they were satisfied with the state of the economy, Gallup noted.

That rose by 22 percent to 68 percent in January 2020, the poll found.

There were similar increases with satisfaction in the way the president is handling security from terrorism, which rose 18 parent from 50 to 68 parent.

Americans’ satisfaction with U.S. military strength and preparedness, meanwhile, rose 15 points from 66 to 81 percent. The state of race relations saw Americans’ satisfaction rise from 22 percent to 36 percent, a 14-point increase as black and Hispanic unemployment rates fell to their lowest levels.

“Other issues also saw a jump in public satisfaction including the nation’s policies to reduce and control crime (with a 47 percent satisfaction in 2020), the position of blacks and other racial minorities in the nation (46 percent satisfaction), income and wealth distribution in the country (43 percent satisfaction), and the opportunities for individuals to get ahead by working hard (72 percent satisfaction),” The Epoch Times reported, citing the polling data.

There were some declines in satisfaction as well.

Satisfaction rates on the quality of the environment fell from 52 percent to 46 percent; the level of immigration into the U.S. fell from 41 percent to 35 percent; and satisfaction with the nation’s abortion policies fell from 39 to 32 percent.

The Mood of the Nation poll was conducted by telephone between Jan. 2 and 15 with a random sample of 1,014 Americans over the age of 18 across the country, The Epoch Times noted.

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