According to a recent PEW Poll, 77% of Americans are “Angry” and “Frustrated” with the federal government . Imagine that. As per poll results, 26% of Americans recently reported that they feel “angry” with the federal government, while another 51% say they are frustrated. With all the scandals, excessive spending, out of control debt, fears and lies of Obamacare and record number of recipients on food stamps with no job recovery in sight, is it any wonder why so many Americans are angry and frustrated. It would appear that only liberal Democrats are not angry with the current federal government … what does that tell you America?
With a possible government shutdown just hours away, public anger at the federal government is as high as at any point since the Pew Research Center began asking the question in 1997. Anger is most palpable among conservative Republicans – 41% say they are angry at the federal government, the highest among any partisan group.
The new national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Sept. 25-29 among 1,005 adults, finds that 26% overall say they are angry at the federal government, while 51% feel frustrated. Just 17% say they are basically content with the government.
The share of Americans who say they are angry at the federal government has risen seven points since January and now equals the high reached in August 2011, a few weeks after the widely criticized debt ceiling agreement between the president and Congress.
As in the past, substantial majorities across the political spectrum are either angry or frustrated with the federal government. But anger at the government is far more widespread among conservative Republicans than other partisan groups. This marks a change from 2011, when political independents (30% angry) were about as likely as conservative Republicans (32%) to express anger at the federal government. In the new survey, 41% of conservative Republicans say they feel angry at the government, compared with 27% of independents. Conservative Republicans are roughly twice as likely as liberal Democrats to say they are angry with government (41% vs. 18%).
Posted October 1, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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