Eighty-Six Percent Of Americans Believe The Government Is Broken…Is This A Surprise???

- By Bossip Staff

According to a recent poll, Americans feel that “something just ain’t right” with the US system of government:

Americans overwhelmingly believe that the government is broken, according to a national poll released Sunday. But the CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey also indicates that the public overwhelmingly holds out hope that what’s broken can be fixed.

Eighty-six percent of people questioned say that the system of government is broken, with 14 percent saying no. Of the 86 percent, 81 percent say that the government can be fixed, but 5 percent say it’s beyond repair. The percentage of Americans who believe the government is broken has increased by eight points since 2006.

“That increase is highest among higher-income Americans and people who live in rural areas,” said Keating Holland, CNN polling director. “Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but those are the groups that make up the bulk of the Tea Party activists today.”

The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll was conducted February 12-15, with 1,023 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey’s sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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  • Somali Ninga

    NO FU©KIN SURPRISE!!!! ITS BROKEN BECUZ THE ILLUMINATI OWN THE BANKS, GOVT, UN AND USE IT FOR THE PERSONAL GAIN!!!!!

  • afrodite

    that fox news rhetoric seems to really be effective. some people will believe anything, and because they believe it, they’ll make it actually come to fruition.

    and you really should thank our president for trying to fix what has been broken for a really long time even though all the forces in the world seem to be against him

  • Sole Soul Jah

    It has to be with the fact that they are afraid of having a Black president.

    I wonder why they weren’t concern when Bush was presidentbecause The who world then felt like The American Government was broken and in danger.

    I wish that people will get past their fears of other human beings We are all the same.

    I wonder how the Native Indians have felt about the government(s). The land was taken from Them. I wish people would read more history and STFU.

  • Sole Soul Jah

    It has to be with the fact that they are afraid of having a Black president.

    I wonder why they weren’t concern when Bush was president because The whole world then felt like The American (US) Government was broken and in danger.

    I wish that people will get past their fears of other human beings We are all the same.

    I wonder how the Native Indians have felt about the government(s). The land was taken from Them. I wish people would read more history and STFU.

  • http://customcalendars4u2.com Taisha from Chicago!

    Oh the Government is Definitely broken! And that just means it’s running in it’s normal capacity, because according to the powers that be “EVERYTHANG” is going right according to plan. Our corrupt Government runs exactly like a lot of these Billion dollar Corporations and it’s once you infiltrate & are on the inside working for them that you see all that is a.s.s backward and wrong, but when it comes down to that Bottom Line which adds up to that ALL MIGHTY DOLLAR,DOLLAR BILL it works for them and in their favor….. customcalendars4u2.com

  • WAITING ON OBAMA 2 GET BALLS!

    Hell yeah it’s broken. I am not one of those black people so in love with Obama that I fail to understand that he has not accomplished one thing since being in ofice beside bailing out the rich greedy azz bastands on Wall St. He should have started out on jobs before healthcare. He had the number in the house & senate to pass anything he wanted. He is to busy trying to get GOP support that he is failing at everything. They will never support him so he need to get some balls & so what Bush did when the GOP had the majority. Pass some chit & don’t give a damn what they think about u.

    Bush did so much in office from 2000-2006 when the GOP ran congress. It may not have been what u wanted but he & Cheney got their agenda taken care of. In Nov. the GOP will take back over congress. If Obama think he couldn’t pass chit with a majority Dem congress wait till next year. Right now he is on board to be a one term president. Right now gov’s is so pucked up that Democratic senators are retiring. They know they can’t win in Nov. I have never seen so many senators retire while their party was in the white house…..SMDH

  • WAITING ON OBAMA 2 GET BALLS!

    P.A.S.S.

  • WAITING ON OBAMA 2 GET SOME B.A.L.L.S

    how long will it take

  • THE ALMIGHTY TRUTH

    There is going to be a revolution in this country, the you know what is about to hit the fan.

  • http://google gator

    this doesn’t bode well for the prez…. the republicans have flipped this script and laided all the blame on the prez…. it doesn’t look well at all. the republicans are masters at this game. steal the money them ask for tax cuts and capital gains breaks. its their pattern and their history.

  • tell it like it is...

    All of a sudden the government as just gotten broken…lmfao

  • MzPW

    What’s amazing is that now…NOW, after we see the results of Bush’s AND Clinton’s messes, we want to begin to push the blame on the Obama admin, claiming that it’s oh-so-broken…..right.

    Now, I’m not backing every single one of Obama’s decisions but if people just took time to stop talking out their behinds, do some research about how things ACTUALLY WORK, and then make a judgment, we’d be some much better off…man!

    Remember, the same folks calling for intelligence tests before a person is permitted to vote are the same folks calling for “big government to stay out of my Medicare”……uhh, Medicare is a government-funded program. Government stays out = no Medicare for you. (Actually, that IQ test might be a good idea…)

  • Dark Cable

    I’m certain that the alleged “68%” is 100% caucasian! I’m with “Tell it Like it Is”, the government was f’d up long before my president took office.

  • http://bossip.com too cute

    its been broken years ago,I believe its going to get worse,other countries are doing ok,all the rich will move to other countries,if I could leave I would go to Copenhagen Denmark

  • SARA777

    Who cares!!! My boyfriend thinks the same with me. He is eight years older than me, lol. We met online at~ AGEMINGLE . C O M ~a nice and free place for younger women and older men, or older women and younger men, to interact with each other. Maybe you wanna check out or tell your friends.

  • Paul

    I think a good portion of our problems are related to the House & Senate. They should have term limits like the President. Sit out a term & if they were good there constituants will re-elect them. This country needs to hold those that are responsible, accountable.

  • deesac

    Well I put it like this, we have all been in some type of finacial situation. Miracles do not happen overnite, it takes a time to get back on your feet.

    Yeah the republicans probably will get the office back because united states is racially divided but the good ole USA is also headed for a socially divided war with in our country.
    Rich against the poor!!!

  • The System of Govt is Broken & The War is Costly!

    Correction: Meant to say “God is no longer in this Mess: A country divided by Greed & Crooks will NOT sustain!”

    History will be rewritten. We need to wrap up this so-called war thing. The Afghans are not really pulling their weight. It doesn’t take long for some other group to form and we call them a terrorist group and they go out and kick azz. What is wrong with the Afghans. After all the training that we’ve given them, they are still acting submissive. Do they want to save their country & not have the Talibans take over or what? In the end, the Talies are going to be given a territory and/or a place in Govt. After all these years, Iraq & Afghan should be in control. They should be ready to fight for what they believe in or want as a way of life. We can’t do everything for them. It is time to pull out soon. They need to step their game up fast and start pulling their weight. It costs billions of dollars per week to finance this war. Obama is stuck in this mess for a while.
    We need to end this war and start rebuilding our economy. We also need to do away with Wall Street. They are nothing more than a bunch of crooks who reward themselves with millions from investors whose money they gamble away without consequences.

  • hotfyah

    I meant to say media 🙂

  • Barry

    I’m sorry but polling 1000 people is NOT a accurate reflection of what over 300 million people think. Are you freakin kidding me? Get the plus or minus 3 -/+ percentage points out of here..

  • ™kapreeshus♥

    READ, peeps….
    The increase is among THE WEALTHY, mainly TEA PARTY ACTIVISTS. Ya’ll know who they are, how they do and what they stand for.

    They just recently had this big “to-do” about a week ago where they got allll the people who are basically, against Obama, together in one place. I forget the details of it all…

  • marley

    Funny, I have been around the block. MSNBC was all over Bush. All of them were all over Clinton. they all in bed togather.

  • Brian

    Can anyone tell me how to get the actual results? The CNN Website only shows a pdf of the one question about broken government and shows the answers. The question is numbered 37. What happened to the previous 36 questions and answers?

  • bSACUTIE

    THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR A VERY LONG TIME ALL THOSE GREEDY PPL IN THE GOVERMENT THEY OWN EVERYTHIN PPL WAKE UP THEY OWN OUR BANKS WHICH WHERE WE PUT OUR HARD EARNED MONEY THEY OWN OUR CARS WHICH MOST OF US FINANCE THEY OWN OUR HOMES WHICH MOST OF US PAY MORTGAGES ON THEY OWN OUR WHOLE DANG LIFE THEY TRACK US BY PHONES AND CREDIT CARDS AND DEBITS THEY EVEN PAY SCIENTISTS TO LIE TO US ABOUT THE WORLDS OZONE ITS ALL GARBAGE ITS ALL SAD BUT TRUE PPL GROW WISER WAKE UP ALOT OF PPL ARE SLEEPING

  • tg

    Unfortunately, the Government has always been broken to me. Its just taking the majority of people time to catch up to what some of us have known forever.

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