Good news. Joy Wilke at Gallup reports that Americans are feeling increasingly upbeat. Recent polling data indicates that:

Twenty-three percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. at this time …

Which may not sound all that red hot. But, then, it is:

… seven points higher than last year's low of 16% in October, which came during the government shutdown.

Still, it is:

… lower than the April 2013 high of 30%.

So if we can get one-third of the American people feeling satisfied with the way things are going, we can beat 2014.

Gives us something to shoot for.

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