The majority of Republicans are pleased with the direction of the country under Donald Trump, with satisfaction among party members the highest it has been since 2007, a new survey has revealed.
A poll from Gallup, released on Monday, showed that 61 percent of Republicans are satisfied with the way things are going in the country, while just six percent of Democrats and seven percent of Independents feel the same.
And among the GOP voters who were questioned by the poll, which was conducted between January 2-7, one in four said they were “very satisfied” with the direction of the country, while 23 percent of Republicans said they were dissatisfied and 15 percent were very dissatisfied.
It is a further polarisation of the voting public, with Democrat satisfaction dipping even lower than at any point since Trump’s inauguration, while Republicans’ satisfaction levels have gone the other way entirely.
Key factors in the satisfaction from Republicans comes following Trump’s tax reform passing through Congress, following a series of disappointments for the president over healthcare and on immigration promises.
However, nationally and across the voting public, the rate of satisfaction plummets from the 61 percent experienced by Republicans, with just 29 percent of Americans stating they are satisfied with the direction of the country and 69 percent responding that they were dissatisfied.
Despite satisfaction being on the up among Republicans, the nation remains deeply divided over key issues including the future of Dreamers, heath care, immigration and the tax reform so welcomed by members of the GOP.
Additionally, the president has spent the weekend battling claims of racism against him after he allegedly referred to a number of countries as “shitholes” during a discussion on immigration in the White House last week, The Washington Post reported.
Trump has denied he made the comment but is nonetheless facing a backlash.
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