Poll: Americans dissatisfied or angry with government

The majority of Americans are dissatisfied or angry with the federal government and believe that the US political system is not working, a new poll finds.

“Almost 8 in 10 Americans say they’re dissatisfied or angry with the way the federal government is working,” showed an Associated Press-GfK poll on Saturday.

The American citizens say they are angry with both the Republicans and Democrats, as well as career politicians and Washington insiders who do not make their constituents’ interests the priority.

“There are too many lobbyists and people who are not really working for the people anymore. They’re working to line their own pockets,” said 37-year-old Greg Boire of Belding, Michigan, who works as a bank customer service representative.

Boire, who voted for Republican front-runner Donald Trump in Michigan’s Republican primary, said “it happens on both sides. … It’s just the whole government in general.”

There is a lack of progress to lower the country’s debt, says John Santoro of San Jose, California, a 58-year-old market development manager for a company that produces semiconductor-related products.

“Politicians on both sides of the aisle are to blame because they just can’t get anything done. They just fundraise and get contributions from special interests,” Santoro said.

According to the poll, angry Republicans like Boire and Santoro were much more likely to have a favorable view of Trump in comparison with those who are just “dissatisfied” with the government, by 62 percent to 42 percent.


Debra Waterson of Petoskey, Michigan, said in her state, “there is so much unemployment and so many can’t afford to eat or buy medicine.”

Over half of Americans, 71 percent, said the US is heading in the wrong direction, showed the poll which was conducted March 31-April 4.

Fifty-eight percent of Republicans who are not satisfied and 36 percent of those who are angry have an unfavorable opinion of Trump.

In addition, a CBS News poll showed on Thursday that both Trump and the Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton are viewed unfavorably among registered voters overall.

Sixty-three percent of voters viewed Trump unfavorably, a six-point increase from the same poll last month, while more than half of registered voters view Clinton unfavorably, similar to results from a month ago, showed the poll.

By Press TV