Jan 5, 2016, 10:57 PM
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US government named top problem facing country: Gallup poll

Tehran, Jan 5, IRNA – An average of 16 percent of Americans mentioned some aspect of government, including President Barack Obama, Congress or political conflict, as the country's chief problem, according to Gallup's monthly measure of the most important problem facing the US.

The economy was named as the second most important problem, with 13 percent mentioning it, while unemployment and immigration tied for third at 8 percent.
“For the second consecutive year, dissatisfaction with government edged out the economy as the problem more Americans identified as the nation's top problem in 2015,” Gallup said.
Another top concern in 2015 was gun violence, with 7 percent mentioning it as a great problem following a spate of mass shootings last year.
However, 34 percent of Americans named at least one economic issue, including the economy, unemployment, the budget deficit, inflation and others as the biggest problem.
A CNN/ORC poll released last week found that 75 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, while 69 percent are angry with the country’s direction.
The poll found that 52 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama’s handling of the presidency and 60 percent disapprove of his handling of terrorism.
The CNN/ORC poll strengthens the argument that Americans want to change the country’s status quo and explains the rise of anti-establishment presidential candidates like Donald Trump.