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Just 36.4 percent of the voting-eligible population cast ballots as of last Tuesday, continuing a steady decline in midterm voter participation that has spanned several decades.
...a quick look at the numbers shows that in several key races, the margin of victory came very close to the likely margin of disenfranchisement.
Politicians don't listen to people who don't make noise.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just eight percent (8%) of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress is doing a good or excellent job, unchanged from last month. Sixty-two percent (62%) rate Congress' performance as poor.
As the Supreme Court begins a new term, more Americans disapprove of its actions than approve, according to new polling by Gallup Inc. Nearly half – 48 percent -- disapprove while 44 percent approve of the way the court is handling its job.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' confidence in all three branches of the U.S. government has fallen, reaching record lows for the Supreme Court (30%) and Congress (7%), and a six-year low for the presidency (29%). The presidency had the largest drop of the three branches this year, down seven percentage points from its previous rating of 36%.