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Americans Largely Dissatisfied, Oppose the Iran Deal, Congress, and the Government in General

A recent poll by Quinnipiac has revealed the state of dissatisfaction that the majority of Americans feel towards the government in general and their overall stance on domestic and foreign policies.

Do you approve of Barack Obama?

  • Approve – 43%
  • Disapprove – 52%
  • Not sure – 5%

Do you approve of the Republicans job in Congress?

  • Approve – 17%
  • Disapprove – 75%
  • Not sure – 8%

Do you approve of Democrats job in Congress?

  • Approve – 29%
  • Disapprove – 63%
  • Not sure – 7%

Are you satisfied with the direction of the country?

  • Very satisfied – 2%
  • Somewhat satisfied – 25%
  • Somewhat dissatisfied – 31%
  • Very dissatisfied – 42%
  • Not sure – 1%

Do you approve of Obama’s foreign policy plan?

  • Approve – 39%
  • Disapprove – 55%
  • Not sure – 5%

Do you approve of Obama’s Iran deal?

  • Approve – 35%
  • Disapprove – 56%
  • Not sure – 9%

Do you support or oppose the deal?

  • Support – 28%
  • Oppose – 57%
  • Not sure – 15%

Do you support or oppose same-sex marriage?

  • Support – 53%
  • Oppose – 40%
  • Not sure – 7%

Do you support Obamacare?

  • Support – 43%
  • Oppose – 52%
  • Not sure – 5%

In general, the results of this poll are fairly typical. The majority of Americans oppose the Iran deal, Obamacare, and depending on the location of voters, same-sex marriage. Obama’s approval ratings have consistently remained at the current totals and Congress continues to drop in popularity as they oppose the president and filibuster legislation that they dislike. The rift between the president and Congress will always exist and it is something that cannot be solved so long as the country is divided by partisan politics and on strict party lines.

Photo credit: Salon.