• Record Number of Americans Just Pretty Much Hate All This Nonsense

    Disappointment is at a record high, dissatisfaction is through the roof and disaffection is booming. And people question American exceptionalism

    A record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, adding to negativity that has been building over the past 10 years.

    Majorities of Democrats (65%) and Republicans (92%) are dissatisfied with the nation's governance…┬áThe same poll shows record or near-record criticism of Congress, elected officials, government handling of domestic problems, the scope of government power, and government waste of tax dollars.

    Kind of a bummer. But the silver lining is that the two sides of the political debate have kind of found some middle ground. Right?

    This perhaps reflects the shared political power arrangement in the nation's capital, with Democrats controlling the White House and U.S. Senate, and Republicans controlling the House of Representatives. Partisans on both sides can thus find fault with government without necessarily blaming their own party.

    Or not. Not is fine, too.

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Democrats, House of Representatives, Polls, Republicans, Senate


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