Number Who Think Government Biggest Problem Doubles Since November


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The number of people who feel that government is the biggest problem the country faces has more than doubled since last November according to the most recent Gallup survey on the question.

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.

The current percentage of Americans naming government as the most important problem is nearly twice as high as the 18% recorded in November.

What’s weird is that Democrats have only had control of the House for a few short months.

Gallup blames the government shutdown for the higher number, but we are not entirely convinced how true that is.

Maybe the clear lunacy coming from such up and coming stars as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar helps to explain things.

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