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Many Unhappy With Where U.S. Is Going

Many Unhappy With Where U.S. Is Going

A new poll shows that most of you are not happy with the way things are going in Washington these days. And the analysts say that the lawmakers who will feel the brunt of this may not be the ones you are thinking of.

The new Rasmussen poll says only 13% of you think the country is going in the right direction. That is the lowest finding in five years. Brandon Rottinghaus of the University of Houston what's surprising here is how quick this has happened.

“In the last several months there has been a serious drop-off in the number of people willing to endorse the direction of the country,” he said.

And Rottinghaus says there is plenty of blame to go around.

“The American public wants to know things are getting done,” Rottinghaus said.

And that's considering it was just a year ago that President Obama was re-elected. Rottinghaus says the numbers should be more of a wakeup call to Democrats than Republicans, especially if they want to maintain control of the White House beyond 2016.

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“They are going to have to go back to the voters in a few years and convince them that they should stay the course,” Rottinghaus stated.

Rottinghaus says you can expect the Republicans to take advantage of this.

“The Republican nominee will make serious light of the fact that 80% of the people believe the country is going in the wrong direction. That can’t be good for the incumbent party,” Rottinghaus explained.

And while Rottinghaus says most are unhappy with Congress, history shows it is very difficult for anyone to defeat an incumbent Congressman, especially one who has been in office for a long time.

 

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