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"Poll: 75% 'angry' at government


"Poll: 75% 'angry' at government

By ANDY BARR | 2/8/10 11:52 AM EST
Source Politico

"Three-quarters of the nation’s voters are “angry” at the federal government’s policies, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey out Monday.

Of the 1,000 likely voters surveyed Feb. 5-6, 75 percent said they were either “very” or “somewhat” angry with the “current policies of the federal government.” Forty-five percent said they were “very” angry.

Only 19 percent said they were “not very” or “not at all” angry with the government, while 6 percent were not sure.

Nearly two-thirds, 60 percent, agreed with the statement that “neither Republican political leaders nor Democratic political leaders have a good understanding of what is needed today.”

The Republicans surveyed were angrier than Democrats, but both expressed frustration.

Eighty-nine percent of Republicans and 61 percent of Democrats said they were angry, while 78 percent of independent voters said they were.

More men were angry with the federal government than women, and voters who earned from $60,000 to $100,000 were found to be the angriest.

The percentage of those who said they were angry with the federal government has been on the rise.

In September, 66 percent of those surveyed said they were either “very” or “somewhat” angry, while in November 71 percent said they were.

The poll has a margin of error of plus- or minus-3 percentage points."


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Rick GComment by Rick G - February 10, 2010, 3:03 pm
This is why all levels of govt. are taking a proactive stance against the citizens. They know that the house of cards is tumbling down and those 25% who aren't pissed now, will be.   There will be a shortage of hay and kerosene.
emilygComment by emilyg - February 10, 2010, 4:08 pm
I'm past angry - disgusted.
jarasanComment by jarasan - February 10, 2010, 4:43 pm
I am also disgusted with the govts. Everyone I know is done and waiting for Nov. this year, Mikulski, Hoyer, Van Hollen, Donna Edwards, Cardin, all these jerks are going to be voted out. Baltimore and PG ain't gonna cut it this year.
konaneComment by konane - February 10, 2010, 6:42 pm
Thanks Rick! Really seems that way. Happy we're able to see what's happening.
konaneComment by konane - February 10, 2010, 6:43 pm
Thanks Em! I've been that way for quite awhile. At least we're not alone.
konaneComment by konane - February 10, 2010, 6:45 pm
Thanks Jarasan! I hope the whole push is kicked to the curb and we elect some new blood. Those tired old retreads you mentioned plus several more need to be sent home to play with their great great great great great grandchildren.
time*treatComment by time*treat - February 10, 2010, 10:44 pm
Any bets on the remaining 25% being civil employees or vendors? ;)
konaneComment by konane - February 11, 2010, 12:06 am
Thanks Time*treat! You always come up with the best most sensible comments! Sounds about right!

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