Despite a gloomy attitude on the economy and general dissatisfaction with the way things are going in the country, almost all American voters feel grateful this Thanksgiving season.
Fully 96 percent of voters feel thankful, according to a Fox News poll released Tuesday. That includes 79 percent who feel "very" thankful and another 17 percent who feel "somewhat" thankful.
Few voters are feeling "not very" (2 percent) or "not at all" thankful (2 percent).
Eighty-one percent of Republicans and 80 percent of Democrats are "very" thankful. That's a bit higher than the 74 percent of independents who feel that way.
More women (83 percent) than men (74 percent) are "very" thankful, and Northeasterners are 10 percentage-points more likely than Midwesterners to feel that grateful.
Who are the bigger turkeys of 2011? Nearly half of voters -- 46 percent -- pick Washington politicians over Wall Street executives as the bigger turkeys of the year, while 33 percent choose executives over politicians. Another 15 percent say both equally.
A majority of Republicans (63 percent) says Washington politicians are the bigger turkeys, while more Democrats (47 percent) say Wall Street executives than politicians (34 percent). Independents lean toward politicians (41 percent) over executives (31 percent), with nearly a quarter saying "both" (23 percent) are turkeys.
The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 914 randomly-chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from November 13 to November 15. For the total sample, it has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.