Americans see their own government as the top problem facing the nation, while inflation was named as the second-most concerning issue in a new Gallup poll released Monday.
The poll found that 21% of U.S. adults see the government and its poor leadership as the top problem, while 15% see inflation as the top problem. Immigration and the economy came in third (11%) and fourth (10%) respectively.
When broken down by party affiliation, 24% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents saw the government and poor leadership as the top problems, while 18% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents agreed. The government and its leadership was the top vote getter for members of both parties.
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A new poll shows Americans view the government and inflation as the top problems facing the nation.
A new poll shows Americans view the government and inflation as the top problems facing the nation. (Getty images | iStock)
Inflation and immigration tied for second among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents at 18% each, while inflation fell into the second spot for Democrats, at 11%.
Democrats viewed race relations and the economy as equally the third most important issues facing the country at 9% each, while Republicans (11%) saw the economy as the third most important issue.
Just 41% of U.S. adults approved of President Biden’s job performance, and just 21% approved of Congress’ job performance.
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A new poll shows Biden with just a 41% approval rating.
A new poll shows Biden with just a 41% approval rating. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Americans gave an overwhelmingly negative view of the country’s economic conditions, as just 2% described those conditions as “excellent,” and 15% described them as “good.” An overwhelming 45% described them as “poor,” and 38% described them as “fair.”