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Poll: Three-Fourths Dissatisfied with US Government

The latest CNN/ORC survey has revealed that the vast majority of Americans are dissatisfied with the United States government.

According to the poll, 75 percent of all U.S. adults are angry with federal leadership, and of that 75 percent, 69 percent identified as “somewhat angry.”

The Hill reports:

Republicans are far more angry and dissatisfied with their government than Democrats, with 90 percent of GOP voters expressing dissatisfaction with “the way the nation is being governed” and 82 percent angry with the country’s direction.

Among Republicans, supporters of GOP front-runner Donald Trump are the angriest and most dissatisfied, with 97 percent unhappy with the government and 91 percent outright angry.

Americans are especially dissatisfied with Congress, with 85 percent disapproving of the legislative body’s job performance. Just 14 percent express approval of lawmakers, a 7-point drop since February.
President Obama fared slightly better in Tuesday’s sampling, but opinions about the 44th commander in chief are split.

About 50 percent view Obama unfavorably, contrasted with 48 percent who have a more positive opinion. Fifty-two percent disapprove of his job performance, while 47 percent approve of how he has managed the nation.

The president scores favorable marks on his handling of certain national policy issues, however.

About 52 percent think Obama has managed the economy well, with 49 percent saying it is in good shape. Roughly 51 percent say the economy is doing poorly, but 56 percent expect it will have improved one year from now.

Obama also scores a 49 percent approval rating of his work on climate change following a landmark global climate agreement reached in Paris earlier this month.

The president earns negative ratings on gun control, meanwhile, with 62 percent disapproving of how he handles the issue and 35 percent approving. About 51 percent also oppose stricter firearms regulations, contrasted with 48 percent who favor them instead.

CNN/ORC conducted its poll of 1,018 adults via telephone interviews from Dec. 18-21 nationwide. It has a 3 percent margin of error.

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