People are a bit testy these days. Here are the numbers.
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Rasmussen Reports: 75% Are Angry At Government’s Current Policies, February 08, 2010
Voters are madder than ever at the current policies of the federal government.
- 75% of likely voters now say they are at least somewhat angry at the government’s current policies … 45% are Very Angry
- 19% now say they’re not very or not at all angry at the government’s policies … 8% say they’re not angry at all
- 60% think that neither Republican political leaders nor Democratic political leaders have a good understanding of what is needed today.
- Male voters are definitely angrier than women.
- Voters earning $60,000 to $100,000 per year are more frustrated than those in any other income group.
- 89% of Republicans are angry with the government’s current policies … 61% of Democrats share that anger
- Older voters and higher-income voters share that believe most strongly that the current political leaders don’t have a good handle on what is needed today. .
- Most voters oppose the now-seemingly-derailed health care plan … and they continue to have very mixed feelings about the $787-billion economic stimulus plan.
- 59% of voters believe cutting taxes is better than increasing government spending as a job-creation tool, but 72% expect the nation’s elected politicians to increase spending instead.
- Eighty-three percent (83%) of Americans say the size of the federal budget deficit is due more to the unwillingness of politicians to cut government spending than to the reluctance of taxpayers to pay more in taxes.
Voters have consistently said for months that they have more confidence in their own economic judgment than that of either the president or Congress.