Gallup: 65% of Americans Dissatisfied With the Size and Power of the Federal Government … Americans Fed Up with Obama and Big Govt Liberalism


According to the most recent Gallup poll, not only are an overwhelming number of Americans dissatisfied with how the US federal government works, they are also extremely dissatisfied with the size and the power of the government as well.  Two-thirds of Americans, or  66%,  are unhappy with the size and power of the federal government. This is a direct repudiation of liberalism and Nanny state, Big government under Barack Obama.  No greater disapproval of the people of Big government and federal powers run amok are scene by the very existence of Obamacare, its failed roll-out and failed promises. Of course there is also the IRS and NSA scandals that Americans see as the feds having far too much power as well.

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Chart via Gallup

Sixty-five percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the nation’s system of government and how well it works, the highest percentage in Gallup’s trend since 2001. Dissatisfaction is up five points since last year, and has edged above the previous high from 2012 (64%).

One reason Americans are dissatisfied with how the government system is working is that they believe it is too big and powerful. Two-thirds of Americans (66%) are unhappy with the size and power of the federal government. These views potentially hamper President Barack Obama’s ability to propose large-scale government solutions in his State of the Union speech next week. However, this problem is not a new one for the president. Roughly two-thirds of Americans have expressed this view consistently since at least 2011, after the measure jumped a full 10 points between 2008 and 2011.

I doubt whether Americans want a different form of government like a monarchy or socialism, what they want is a competent and effective Republic in the manner in how Our Founding Father’s envisioned. Americans do not want an elitist government class who are out of touch with the people. As stated at The Politico, 53% of registered voters in a Quinnipiac poll do not believe that the Barack Obama administration has been competent in general.

American voters give President Obama a negative 40 – 54 percent approval rating, compared to 41 – 53 percent January 8, and 38 – 57 percent December 10, indications that his plunge has leveled off.

But voters give Obama his lowest grades for their top priorities:

Negative 39 – 56 percent for his handling of the economy;
Negative 36 – 59 percent for his handling of healthcare;
Positive 48 – 41 percent for handling terrorism;
Negative 40 – 49 percent for foreign policy;
Negative 39 – 47 percent for handling Iran.

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “Gallup: 65% of Americans Dissatisfied With the Size and Power of the Federal Government … Americans Fed Up with Obama and Big Govt Liberalism”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on January 23rd, 2014 10:05 am

      The behavior of the current Federal Government has sunk to the level of behavior that is worse than our founders chose to separate from. It is no surprise that the people are upset and are ready to make changes.

    2. Myrealnameismitt on January 23rd, 2014 9:25 pm

      Yet President Obama crushed all others in November 2012. Won every demographic except old white guys. Go figure.
      SM: Because he won on a lie, the MSM refusing to hold his feet to the fire and the GOP putting forth a moderate candidate.

    3. SUPER DAVE on January 24th, 2014 8:34 am

      #2: it is real easy for a democrat to lie, cheat, and steal. the democrat party is nothing more than organized crime. thug mafia. the democrat party is inherently a criminal organization. look it up. democrat politicians are 100% corruptable from the minute they weasel their way into our political system until they are caught committing their crimes. i hold the democrat voter to the same standard as those like you are as guilty as your token president for the destruction of my country. just remember homey, it was old white guys that made it possible for you to be free and us old white guys are the ones footing the bills for your 10 illegitimate kids. so go ahead and gloat about being a communist and a terrorist, the only person listening is you.

    4. kashekamon on January 24th, 2014 10:09 am

      Old white guys have way more sense than obama has in his baby toe. And that’s not saying much!!!!


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