Most Americans Are Frustrated with Government; Approval of Congress Hits Bottom
If there’s one thing that Americans can agree on politically, it’s contempt for 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.
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.
To Learn More:
Congress, Tea Party Hit All-Time Low in CNN Polling (by Paul Steinhauser, CNN)
CNN/ORC Poll (ORC International) (pdf)
More Than 1/4 of Americans Really Don't Like Their Government Right Now (by Brian Resnick, National Journal)
Anger at Government Most Pronounced among Conservative Republicans (Pew Research Center for the People and the Press)
Only 28% of Americans Hold Favorable View of the Federal Government (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)
Congress Less Popular than Cockroaches, Root Canals and Used Car Salesmen (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)
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