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Poll Finds Americans Pessimistic, Dissatisfied With Washington

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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 07:13 AM
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Poll Finds Americans Pessimistic With Washington


Americans are frustrated with nearly everyone in Washington - including President Obama, Congress, and the Democratic and Republican parties - and have become increasingly pessimistic about what the future holds, according to a new CBS News poll.

Seven in ten Americans are dissatisfied with the way things are going in Washington, including 22 percent who say they are "angry" about the situation. Just 15 percent overall approve of the job being done by Congress.

Opinions of both parties, meanwhile, are at or near historic lows: 55 percent of those surveyed hold unfavorable views of Republicans, and 54 percent hold unfavorable views of Democrats.

The president's job approval rating has fallen to 47 percent, and, perhaps more crucially, Americans no longer say he shares their priorities for the country.




The link includes pie graphs divided by democrat and republican and both are remarkably similar in terms of percentages. It seems that perhaps Obama's shameless lies, attention to political philosophy over the failing economy, ramrodding health care through with bribery, and more recently the lack of activity regarding the oil well leak, etc., seems to be catching up with him. The elections in November very well may serve as a referendum on the administration.




posted on May, 26 2010 @ 07:27 AM
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The elections in November very well may serve as a referendum on the administration.


Yeah, Obama and his corporate backers are going to need to bribe a whole bunch of new people again.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 07:46 AM
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Originally posted by SpectreDC

The elections in November very well may serve as a referendum on the administration.


Yeah, Obama and his corporate backers are going to need to bribe a whole bunch of new people again.


I find it rather disturbing that "the most transparent administration in history" engages in so many behind-closed-doors deals and obvious bribery. The public seems to be wising up and the recent Sestak bribe may bring this all to a head.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 07:55 AM
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The whole darned lot of these thieves, crooks and liars belong behind bars, not in the halls of government!!! I continually pray to God that people will wake up and find the good sense to rid ourselves of this sorry lot once and for all. We will see come November if the "Majority" have gotten the message yet or if they are just zombies.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 08:01 AM
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Originally posted by kozmo
We will see come November if the "Majority" have gotten the message yet or if they are just zombies.


The dissatisfaction indicated in the thread seems to be driving the upsurge in anti-incumbent sentiment.

But, for most people they seem to want all incumbents out EXCEPT for their representative because maybe they brought some bacon home to the district, so he/she must be okay. This mistaken belief has made career politicians out of crooked nitwits.

Time will tell...



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 08:22 AM
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To quote from history: We have awaken a sleeping giant.
This is a problem that has 2 parts: 1) The federal government has failed in its duty and part of the social contract with the people of the country. They have gotten comfy in their jobs and lack, failing to uphold on their duty of government, and service to the nation. Government, it is said is 2 part part job, part is that it is a service to the country, and the other part is that it a sacred duty, sworn to uphold the laws of the country and to act in the best interest of those who they would govern. By failing to uphold on those 2 basic principles and by pandering to the lobbiest and failing to uphold on the very principles that they swore to, the general population has finall awaken up and are starting to move in a political ways that no one could have predicted. The veil has been lifted and the people in DC are starting to get scared, terrified that their jobs are no long secured. Many people are recognizing that part of the problem are the incumbents who promise to do something and very rarely fail to uphold on those promises and when the exact same standards we are suppose to live by, are often failed to be upheld, setting up a class distinction, those in power, and those who are not.
The other part of this problem is the public. And yes I am just as guilty as the rest of the country. For far to long, too many people have chosen to ignore what the people in the federal government were doing, and how their representatives were voting, to the point where the majority of a district has been ignored by the very people they were suppose to represent. Many people are tired, and finally has awaken up expecting results.
We have finally seen where our lack of attention and people who are gettting comfortable in job has led the country.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 08:24 AM
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The true solution to this problem is REAL campaign finance reform! Money does NOT belong in politics - PERIOD!!! Also, term limits on all politicians everywhere - even the local level.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:34 AM
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It's not only the American's that are tired of empty promises and corruption.


And this new administration is as transparent as a brick wall, and so will the next.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:37 AM
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Originally posted by Grey Magic
It's not only the American's that are tired of empty promises and corruption.


True enough. I read a story yesterday about how officials in Jordan claimed that Obama "blew it" in the Middle East.

However, the Mexican president still seems to like Obama and our government corruption. So we have that going for us



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 11:20 AM
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(In the most sarcastic voice imaginable)


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!?



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