Most Americans are are not happy with how things are going in the United States, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll
released Monday, and almost nobody trusts the government all the time.
Out of the poll of 1,563 registered voters conducted Aug. 20-25, a full 71 percent said they are dissatisfied with how matters are in the country, and 41 percent said they are "very dissatisfied," reports Politico.
Only two percent of the voters said they are "very satisfied, and 26 percent said they are "somewhat satisfied."
The poll, which carried a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points also showed:
- 27 percent are "angry," compared with 49 percent who expressed dissatisfaction, but not anger.
- 21 percent said they were satisfied with the government but not enthusiastic.
- 2 percent trusted the government "almost all the time," and 13 percent said they trusted their leaders in Washington "most of the time."
- 51 percent said they sometimes trust the government, while 34 percent said they "hardly ever" do.
- Congressional Republicans drew a 12 percent job approval rating, compared with 81 percent disapproval and 31 percent approve of the party as a whole.
- 27 percent said they approved of the job Democrats in Congress are doing, compared with 66 percent who disapproved. The party overall drew 40 percent approval and 50 percent disapproval.
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