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Majority of Americans are unhappy with Trump government's performance: Poll

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
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A vast majority of Americans are unhappy with the performance of the US government, according to a new poll.

Over 80 percent of America's population say they are either angry or dissatisfied with the government, Monmouth University poll reported on Tuesday as cited by The Hill political website. 

Sixty-two percent indicated they are dissatisfied with the government and 19 percent said they are angry with it. Only 15 percent of American say they are happy or satisfied with the US leadership. 

According to the poll, Democrats (90 percent) and Independents (83 percent) are more likely to be frustrated than Republicans (69 percent); however, members of all parties remain unhappy.

Several respondents to the poll noted that since US President Donald Trump took power, the country has become more divided, 25 percent say there has been no difference, and 11 percent say the country has become more unified. About a third of the participants in the survey expect the country to become become further divided in the coming year.

That frustration of Americans extends to policy as well.

About 56 percent of Americans surveyed by Monmouth said Trump was not paying enough attention to issues that were top priorities to the families, while 38 percent believe he is paying enough attention.

Monmouth University surveyed 802 adults from Nov. 9 to 12 for the poll which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.


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