Gallup: Americans Express Historic Negativity Toward U.S. Government

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    Sep 26, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/149678/Americans-Express-Historic-Negativity-Toward-Government.aspx

    Americans believe, on average, that the federal government wastes 51 cents of every tax dollar, similar to a year ago, but up significantly from 46 cents a decade ago and from an average 43 cents three decades ago.

    49% of Americans believe the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. In 2003, less than a third (30%) believed this.


    Also related: New Low: 17% Say U.S. Government Has Consent of the Governed

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2011/new_low_17_say_u_s_government_has_consent_of_the_governed

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 17% of Likely U.S. Voters think the federal government today has the consent of the governed. Sixty-nine percent (69%) believe the government does not have that consent. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    The number of voters who feel the government has the consent of the governed - a foundational principle, contained in the Declaration of Independence - is down from 23% in early May and has fallen to its lowest level measured yet.

    Perhaps it's no surprise voters feel this way since only eight percent (8%) believe the average member of Congress listens to his or her constituents more than to their party leaders. That, too, is the lowest level measured to date. Eighty-four percent (84%) think the average congressman listens to party leaders more than the voters they represent.

    Voter approval of the job Congress is doing has fallen to a new low - for the second month in a row. Only six percent (6%) now rate Congress' performance as good or excellent.
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    Sep 27, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    Perhaps it's no surprise voters feel this way since only eight percent (8%) believe the average member of Congress listens to his or her constituents more than to their party leaders. That, too, is the lowest level measured to date. Eighty-four percent (84%) think the average congressman listens to party leaders more than the voters they represent.

    Voter approval of the job Congress is doing has fallen to a new low - for the second month in a row. Only six percent (6%) now rate Congress' performance as good or excellent.


    I totally agree.................................

    .................. and who has the majority right now in the House icon_rolleyes.gif
    and what's the super minority that's forcing super majority votes and holding up EVERYTHING that's in their power?

    Hmmmmmmm ........ U wonder who that might be

    Wanna venture a guess?
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    Sep 27, 2011 7:52 PM GMT
    GQjock saidPerhaps it's no surprise voters feel this way since only eight percent (8%) believe the average member of Congress listens to his or her constituents more than to their party leaders. That, too, is the lowest level measured to date. Eighty-four percent (84%) think the average congressman listens to party leaders more than the voters they represent.

    Voter approval of the job Congress is doing has fallen to a new low - for the second month in a row. Only six percent (6%) now rate Congress' performance as good or excellent.


    I totally agree.................................

    .................. and who has the majority right now in the House icon_rolleyes.gif
    and what's the super minority that's forcing super majority votes and holding up EVERYTHING that's in their power?

    Hmmmmmmm ........ U wonder who that might be

    Wanna venture a guess?


    Ah - do you feel that it is the Republican congress that is responsible for the rise in sentiment where "49% of Americans believe the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. In 2003, less than a third (30%) believed this"?