State Capitol News
3:56 pm
Fri September 10, 2010

Poll Shows Republicans Upset with Federal Government

Phoenix, AZ – Pollster Scott Rasmussen found that 79 percent of Republicans he
questioned said they're very angry at federal policies. Another
15 percent described themselves as somewhat angry. By contrast,
Democrats seem relatively content, what with having control of
the White House and both houses of Congress. In fact, Rasmussen
found that nearly half of all Democrats said they were not very
angry, with another 20 percent saying they have no anger at all
at the politicos and policies in Washington. But Rasmussen said
that doesn't mean elected Democrats can rest easy even in
districts where they have a plurality.

(Ultimately, people just don't think anybody in Washington is
listening. 68 percent of voters nationwide say that they don't
think members of Congress care what their constituents think.
Hardly anybody believes their own representative in Congress
believes their own representative is the best person for the
job.)

And Rasmussen found that, even among Democrats, 43 percent
believe that neither party's leaders -- not their own nor the GOP
-- have a good understanding of what is needed today. That
sentiment is not lost on Republicans: Several GOP congressional
candidates are running commercials trying to equate their
Democratic foes with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. For Arizona
Public Radio this is Howard Fischer.