Republican satisfaction with how the country is being run is at its highest point since 2005, when former President George W. Bush was in the White House, according to a new poll.
More than 70 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning adults are happy with how President Trump is governing the nation, a Gallup survey released Monday found. That figure represents a 25 percentage point spike between 2017 and 2018, and a 60 percentage point surge since 2016 before Trump swept into power.
The party's record is more than 80 percent satisfaction, which was reported in 2003.
While only one-in-10 Democrats in 2018 approve of how the country is being managed, overall government satisfaction jumped up 10 percentage points between 2017 and 2018, to slightly less than 40 percent. Positive perception of the government has historically aligned with whether the respondent supports the party in control, the poll also found.
Gallup's research was conducted among 1,035 adults from across the country between Sept. 4-12 using telephone interviews. Its results have a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.