Amid a presidential campaign dominated by political outsiders, a new poll shows widespread voter dissatisfaction and frustration over the direction of the country.
Just 2% of Americans say they’re “very satisfied” with the way things are going in the U.S., according to a Quinnipiac poll released on Monday. A full 71% of Americans said they were dissatisfied with the state of the nation; of that number, 41% are “very dissatisfied.” In total, more than a quarter of Americans said their frustration transcended dissatisfaction and landed on anger.
Americans don’t trust the federal government. Just 2% of voters said they could trust government in Washington to do what is right “almost all the time,” according to the poll. A majority said they could trust the federal government “some of the time.”