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Demonstrators call for the impeachment of President Barack Obama and the removal of other government officials, including Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner on Capitol Hill, March 16, 2014. (file photo)
Demonstrators call for the impeachment of President Barack Obama and the removal of other government officials, including Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner on Capitol Hill, March 16, 2014. (file photo)

More than 70 percent of American voters are not satisfied with how things are going in the United States today and one third of them don't trust the US government, according to a new poll.

The Quinnipiac University poll released Monday found that 71 percent of US voters are "dissatisfied" with the country’s direction, including 41 percent who are "very dissatisfied.”

The survey also shows that 49 percent of voters are "dissatisfied, but not angry" with the federal government while 27 percent are "angry."

Only 2 percent are "enthusiastic" about the federal government, while 21 percent are "satisfied, but not enthusiastic."

"Most American voters sing sadly… that they are unable to find any satisfaction with the way things are going in the nation or with the federal government," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"More than 25 percent of voters go beyond dissatisfaction to anger with government. And very few voters think Congress is doing a good job," he added.

Furthermore, 81 percent of US voters express disapproval of the way Republican lawmakers in Congress are doing their job and give the GOP a 58 percent unfavorability rating.

Disapproval of congressional Democrats is 66 percent and the Democratic Party gets a 50 percent unfavorability score.

A Gallup survey released earlier this month shows that only 26 percent of Americans are currently satisfied with the way things are going in their country, down from 30 percent in July.

Generally, less than 30 percent of Americans have expressed satisfaction with the country's direction since 2007, an extraordinarily long spell of low satisfaction when compared with Gallup's full trend since 1979.

Americans name the economy in general, dissatisfaction with the government and unemployment or jobs as the most important problems facing the country and the main reasons for their lack of satisfaction.