- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Americans think poor leadership within government is the most important problem facing the nation, according to a new poll.

Gallup says 21 percent of people put their dissatisfaction with Congress and politicians in general just above the economy, at 18 percent. Unemployment and health care issues come in third, at 16 percent.

Only 3 percent of people cite issues like foreign aid and immigration, and 2 percent say welfare and “a lack of respect for each other” are the top problems.


TOP STORIES
Melania Trump spox says Greta Thunberg fair game: Barron 'not an activist who travels the globe'
Rashida Tlaib deletes tweet blaming 'white supremacy' for New Jersey shooting
Jussie Smollett hit with felony charge in attack hoax


Gallup says concern about the government spiked during the government shutdown in October, however current levels are higher than they were prior to the federal stalemate.

Concerns about health care, meanwhile, may be driven by the rollout of the new health care law.



“Government is the No. 1 concern among all three party groups, although Republicans and independents are more likely than Democrats to cite it,” Gallup said. “Mentions of health care as a problem are much higher for Republicans than for independents and Democrats.”

 

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide