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Here’s some breaking news: Americans are angry at the government! A new poll conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post reveal that dissatisfaction with the US political system is at its highest in nearly 20 years. The results of the poll reflect that the last time frustrations amounted to this level was in 1992 during an economic downturn that plagued the end of President George H.W. Bush’s first and only presidency. Now 19 years later, American opposition to Washington is at a nearly two decade high.
...A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters think making deeper spending cuts in the federal budget for 2011 is more important than avoiding a partial government shutdown. Thirty-one percent (31%) disagree and say avoiding a shutdown is more important. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure....
...The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 30-31, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports....
Most voters, as they have for years, say cutting taxes and reducing government spending are best for the economy.
The partisan divide is predictable. Fifty-four percent (54%) of Democrats say avoiding a government shutdown is more important than deeper spending cuts. Seventy-six percent (76%) of Republicans - and 67% of voters not affiliated with either of the major parties – disagree....
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president....
These numbers are obviously skewed! I would place the numbers more likely around 97-98%. If your not angry then maybe you should back off the meds for a bit, step back and take a look around.
23% Confident Policymakers Know What They’re Doing About The Economy
Thursday, July 07, 2011
As Congress continues its debate over the national debt ceiling, Americans are less confident than ever that the nation’s policymakers know what they are doing when it comes to the economy.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 23% of American Adults are at least somewhat confident that U.S. policymakers know what they’re doing when it comes to addressing the nation’s current economic problems. Seventy-five percent (75%) are not confident in the country’s policymakers....
Confidence in U.S. policymakers is down 13 points from late April 2009, when 36% of adults felt assured that the nation’s leaders knew what they were doing on the economy. At that time, 60% lacked confidence in U.S. policymakers.
Seventy-five percent (75%) of the Political Class is confident U.S. policy makers know what they’re doing when it comes to the nation’s economic issues, while 85% of mainstream voters are not.