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.
I bet that the real sentiment is much higher..
— Donna Dilley (@donnadilley) February 18, 2019
Government is not the problem. The people IN government are the problem. Most are working toward their next election. If their actions happen to be in the national best interest it’s likely an accident. All represent constituents but almost none are statesmen. We deserve better.
— Big Daddy (@BigDaddyinNH) February 18, 2019
Trump is trying every day to at least show there is a swamp and should be changed (drained).
— Tom Brimer (@tombrimer) February 18, 2019
Suggest this started in 2008 when Chicago style politics enveloped Washington. Deep state increased Negative impact significant.
— Bill Perry (@billjperry) February 18, 2019
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