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Poll: Americans have little faith in government (91%: Obama needs to be fixed)

Poll: Americans have little faith in government (91%: Obama needs to be fixed)

AP ^ | 1/2/2014 | CHARLES BABINGTON and JENNIFER AGIESTA

Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2014 6:19:27 AM by markomalley

Americans enter 2014 with a profoundly negative view of their government, expressing little hope that elected officials can or will solve the nation\’s biggest problems, a new poll finds.

Half say America\’s system of democracy needs either \”a lot of changes\” or a complete overhaul, according to the poll conducted by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Just 1 in 20 says it works well and needs no changes.

Americans, who have a reputation for optimism, have a sharply pessimistic take on their government after years of disappointment in Washington.

The percentage of Americans saying the nation is heading in the right direction hasn\’t topped 50 in about a decade. In the new poll, 70 percent lack confidence in the government\’s ability \”to make progress on the important problems and issues facing the country in 2014.\”

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