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Are you angry at the government?

Three-quarters of the nation’s voters are “angry” at the federal government’s policies, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey out Monday.

Of the 1,000 likely voters surveyed Feb. 5-6, 75 percent said they were either “very” or “somewhat” angry with the “current policies of the federal government.” Forty-five percent said they were “very” angry.

Only 19 percent said they were “not very” or “not at all” angry with the government, while 6 percent were not sure.

Nearly two-thirds, 60 percent, agreed with the statement that “neither Republican political leaders nor Democratic political leaders have a good understanding of what is needed today.”

The Republicans surveyed were angrier than Democrats, but both expressed frustration.

Eighty-nine percent of Republicans and 61 percent of Democrats said they were angry, while 78 percent of independent voters said they were.

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Asked by sweet-a-kins at 2:28 PM on Feb. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • More men were angry with the federal government than women, and voters who earned from $60,000 to $100,000 were found to be the angriest.

    The percentage of those who said they were angry with the federal government has been on the rise. In September, 66 percent of those surveyed said they were either “very” or “somewhat” angry, while in November 71 percent said they were. The poll has a margin of error of plus- or minus-3 percentage points.

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    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:29 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Yeah I'm angry. The deficit alone should make people angry.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 2:41 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Angry is to mild of a word for it.

    Answer by Carpy at 2:57 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Furious to be exact

    Answer by tnmomofive at 2:58 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Angry at the government and disappointed in the people who allowed themselves to be duped into believing in this administration.


    Answer by AngelDawn7 at 3:03 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Yes, very upset, also mad at the younger people for not checking out Obama before they voted for him.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 3:29 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Personally? Yes. Very Angry.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:29 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Add disgusted, furious and bewildered...

    Answer by agentwanda at 3:57 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Yep! But then again, this should not come as a surprise to anyone! LOL :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:17 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Angry? I guess, but there is always something to be pissed about. I would say frustrated, skeptical, and disgusted is more fitting. The amount of partisan bickering and disingenuous orating in the Senate and Congress is enough to put anyone over the edge.

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 4:18 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

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