Monday, September 26, 2011

Poll: 81 Percent of Americans Dissatisfied with Government

A Gallup poll has found that a record 81 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with how the country is being governed.

The survey noted that 65 percent of Democrats and 92 percent of Republicans have a negative view of the federal government. Congress' approval rating was only 15 percent in the poll, while 57 percent of respondents have little or no confidence in the federal government's ability to solve domestic problems. Fifty-three percent of respondents indicated that they have little or no confidence in their

Meanwhile, the business of government and those who seek to become a part of it continued over the weekend.

Businessman Herman Cain scored an upset victory in the Florida Republican straw poll on Saturday, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won a similar content in his native Michigan on Sunday, Sept. 25.

President Barack Obama told those who gathered at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, that they essentially need to stop whining and help him pass the American Jobs Act. Lady Gaga was among those who attended a fundraiser for the president at the Silicon Valley home of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sanberg on Sunday.

Meanwhile, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace that the 2012 presidential election is "ours to lose." He stressed that Republicans need a viable candidate who can defeat Obama. And this partisan ranker continues amid the possibility of a federal government shutdown over funding the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Stay tuned...

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