Americans Think Government — Not ISIS or Deficit — Is Biggest Problem Facing Country
A Gallup poll published today indicates that basically, Congress has everything wrong when it comes to America’s problems.
The poll, which asked Americans to list “the most important U.S. problem,” found that 18% of respondents listed “dissatisfaction with government” as the biggest problem, while only 11% listed the economy and 10% listed jobs as the biggest problem.
Considering that the hot political topics of the day seem to revolve around race relations, terrorism, healthcare, and immigration, one would think they’d get some play, right? According to this list, not so much. ISIS, for instance, is the 11th biggest threat to America:
While 31% of respondents say they’re satisfied with the direction of the country — the highest number sin a 7% low in 2008 during the financial crisis — Gallup notes that more and more people are expressing dissatisfaction with the government lately, particularly as their dissatisfaction with the unemployment rate has dropped (last month, 16% of respondents said it was the most important problem facing America).
In conclusion: politicians better up their rhetoric game. Or stop being incompetents obsessed with gamesmanship. Either way.
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