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Voters Are Still Angry at the Feds, Media

Tempers are running hot across the political aisle these days, and while voters are as angry at the government as ever, they’re less angry with the media these days.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 69% of Likely U.S. Voters are at least somewhat angry at the current policies of the federal government, including 39% who are Very Angry. This is little changed from August of 2016 prior to President Trump’s election and consistent with regular surveying since 2009. Anger with the federal government’s policies peaked at 75% in 2010, the year Republicans regained control of a portion of Congress.

Twenty-four percent (24%) of voters are not angry at the current federal government policies, including eight percent (8%) who are Not At All Angry. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 21 & 24, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 21 & 24, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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