Government No. 1 problem in the country, Americans say
By David Sherfinski – The Washington Times
Government has been named the most important problem facing the country for four straight months and has widened its lead over the second-ranking issue of the economy compared to last month, a Gallup poll said.
Eighteen percent of Americans named dissatisfaction with government the most important problem facing the country, followed by the economy at 11 percent and jobs at 10 percent.
In February, government was still tops at 17 percent, but was followed closely by the economy at 16 percent, then healthcare at 10 percent.
Health care was tied for fourth with immigration/illegal aliens at 7 percent in the latest survey.
“While dissatisfaction with government is by no means a new issue to the American people, it has not in recent months been as clearly the leading problem as it is now, given that fewer Americans mention the economy,” Gallup’s Justin McCarthy wrote.
The results are based on a poll of 1,025 adults conducted March 5-8. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.