Gallup Daily: State of the Nation
This chart shows that dissatisfaction with the state of affairs in the US dropped from around 80% to 60% in the first four months of the Obama administration. People were swept up in the overall sense that "hope and change" were coming. But look what has happened since May. The level of dissatisfaction has gone back up steadily, and is now at 68%. This is not surprising, because unemployment has continued to climb, gas prices have gone back up, the housing market is still in the toilet, state and local budgets are horrifying, and people are worried about government debt and eventual tax increases. In other words, the hopey-changey laughing gas is blowing away in the wind of the recession.
The Democratic Party runs the national government, so it is time for them to show what they have to offer.