Polls of the Week: Aug. 17

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  • spirituality, religion, atheism
  • Barack Obama, economy, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton
  • voter ID law, voting rights, civil rights
  • healthy eating, obesity, fitness
  • Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush
  • Politics News, National News, national polls
  • Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan
  • Republican Party, Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin, The Tea Party
  • Gabby Douglas, 2012 London Olympics, gymnastics
  • Barack Obama, Congress

They Can't Get No…Satisfaction

Seventy-three percent of Americans say they are dissatisfied with how the country is progressing, according to a Aug. 15 Gallup poll, and that could be bad news for President Obama's re-election bid. While 23 percent of Americans are happy with the country's direction, the level of discontent is similar to what it was in early August 1992 (83 percent), prior to George H.W. Bush's re-election defeat. (Photo:  Scott Olson/Getty Images)