Americans Turn On U.S. Government?

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A new Gallup poll released on Monday has shown that the majority of Americans viewed the government as the worst problem in the U.S. currently. Other big issues were inflation and immigration.

According to the poll, a 21 percent plurality of respondents said that the government was the top issue currently in the country. This poll came after the weeklong fight for the Speakership position and the recent revelations of classified documents being found in both President Biden’s and former President Pence’s homes. Concerns about the government have really peached up in the last few months.

In the new poll, it became clear that this has led to the government being considered a key issue for both sides. Along partisan lines, 24 percent of Republicans and 18 percent of Democrats pointed to the government as being the top issue in the survey.

The angst over the government in the new poll was bipartisan. Both Republicans, at 24 percent, and Democrats, at 18 percent, said it was their top issue in the survey.

Around 15 percent of respondents said that the top issue currently was inflation, while immigration was also at 11 percent.

In regards to the U.S. job market, 64 percent of respondents said that it was a good time for the job market.

Still, despite the concerns about the government, the approval ratings for both Biden and the Congress have remained unchained. Biden’s approval rating is currently at 41 percent while Congress’s is at 21 percent.

The survey included 1,011 people, with a 4 percentage point margin of error.