41%: US political system broken
Americans give the U.S. political system a failing grade.
Our national scientific survey put this question to registered voters: Do you believe that the U.S. political system works well, works poorly, or is broken?
Overall, 41% said the U.S. political system is broken, 32% said it works poorly, and 18% said it works well. Ten percent were undecided.
Republicans: 46% broken, 32% works poorly, 17% works well.
Democrats: 31% broken, 32% works poorly, 26% works well.
Independents: 44% broken, 31% works poorly, 10% works well.
The poll’s demographic crosstabs: Poll Position crosstabs – U.S. political system 3-4-12.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,152 registered voters nationwide was conducted March 4, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a demographically representative sampling of all American adults.
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