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Mullane: State of the Union good news for GOP, bad news for progressives

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06.02.2020

A Gallup poll has great news as President Trump delivered his State of the Union address to congress: Satisfaction with race relations has improved.

The country’s a mess. Trump. Impeachment. Endless war in places that not even an NPR reporter can (allegedly) find on a map.

Is it that bad? Not really. The average American is not by his or her nature a gloom ’n doomer, and a Gallup poll has much good news about how we’re feeling about the state of the union.

Since Trump took office in 2017, satisfaction in an array of hot button national issues that are critical to our quality of life has risen substantially, from the strength of the military, to security from terrorists, to our belief that in America you will get ahead if you work hard.

The most eye-popping stat is that, while the view of race relations remains underwater at 46%,........

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