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Most Americans Are Frustrated with Government; Approval of Congress Hits Bottom

From: All Gov.

by Noel Brinkerhoff

10-2-2013

If there’s one thing that Americans can agree on politically, it’s contempt for the federal government.
One poll conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed that 51% of respondents are frustrated with Washington, while 26% are “angry” with the federal government.
Anger is particularly strong on the right, with 41% of conservative Republicans and 50% of Tea Party supporters saying “angry” best describes them when thinking about their government.
Another survey, conducted by CNN and ORC International, shows Congress’ approval rating is now down to just 10%. It was at 20% at the beginning of September.
President Barack Obama has managed to keep his numbers from falling further, according to CNN/ORC. His approval/disapproval ratings are at 44%/53%, which is virtually the same as they were in the last poll (45%/52%).
Americans also disapprove of the Democratic and Republican parties. The Dems’ approval rating stands at 43%, while the GOP’s is 32%.
The Tea Party is also not well liked, with only a 31% approval rating.
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