A poll released by Gallup this week shed new light on Americans growing frustration with their federal government; showing a whopping 35% of those asked cited “government” is the biggest problem facing the nation.
“Thirty-five percent of Americans name the government, poor leadership or politicians as the greatest problem facing the U.S. This is the highest percentage Gallup has recorded for this concern, edging out the previous high of 33% during the 2013 federal government shutdown,” writes the survey.
“Gallup has asked Americans what they felt was the most important problem facing the country since 1939 and has regularly compiled mentions of the government since 1964. Prior to 2001, the highest percentage mentioning government was 26% during the Watergate scandal. Thus, the current measure is the highest in at least 55 years,” adds the report.
Read the full survey here.