So far in 2010, an average of 23% of Americans have been satisfied with the way things are going in the United States. That is well below the 40% historical average Gallup has measured since 1979, when it began asking this question. The 2010 average is also the lowest Gallup has measured in a midterm election year, dating to 1982.
21 May 2010
Gallup Poll Shows Satisfaction Historically Low
Gallup: Satisfaction With U.S. Historically Low for Midterm Year