Over four in 10 American disenchanted even after midterms: CBS poll

November 12th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Nov.12 (ANI): Over four in 10 Americans continue to remain disenchanted even after the midterm elections that were held earlier this month.

A new CBS News poll found that 47 percent of Americans are either disappointed by the outcome of last week’s midterm elections or simply don’t care.

Only 40 percent said they were pleased by the election outcome.

Americans also don’t expect much from those they elected: Forty-one percent predict fewer accomplishments than usual from the new Congress.

The election has done little to change Americans’ views of Washington.

Last month, two percent said they were “enthusiastic” about Washington. The percentage who say they are satisfied has slightly fallen from 23 percent to 21 percent.

The percentage of Americans who describe themselves as angry at the federal government has dropped five points to 18 percent. This is largely due to the fact that the percentage of self-described angry Republicans has fallen from 35 percent to 26 percent.

Overall, however, Americans seem frustrated with their representatives and skeptical of what they are planning. (ANI)

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