The Presidency and Everyday Life
Jim Norman at Gallup:
About half of Americans (52%) say "the person who is serving as president" (regardless of whom that happens to be) affects their overall happiness a fair amount (30%) or a great deal (22%).
Americans also say the presidency has a major effect on their fundamental attitudes about the nation as a whole and, on a personal level, their standard of living. At least two-thirds say the presidency affects them at least a fair amount on each of these aspects of their lives. On only one aspect -- their relationships with other people -- do a majority (57%) say they are affected only a little (24%) or not at all (33%).