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Majority Support Pot Legalization


According to Gallup: “The share of Americans who favor legalizing the use of marijuana continues to increase. Today, 57% of U.S. adults say the use of marijuana should be made legal, while 37% say it should be illegal. A decade ago, opinion on legalizing marijuana was nearly the reverse – just 32% favored legalization, while 60% were opposed.”


Americans Say Government Is Our Top Problem

Americans continue to name the government (18%) as the most important U.S. problem, a distinction it has had for the past four months, according to Gallup. “Americans’ mentions of the economy as the top problem (11%) dropped this month, leaving it tied with jobs (10%) for second place.”


Moving Into Midterms, Congressional Approval at Historic Low


The congressional job approval rate, which “is on pace to be the lowest in a midterm election year since Gallup first measured it in 1974.


Two-Thirds of Americans Dissatisfied with Government


Of Americans are dissatisfied with the nation’s system of government and how well it works, the highest percentage in Gallup‘s trend since 2001.


Nearly One-Quarter of Americans Don’t Like the Way Things are Going in the U.S.


Of Americans say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. at this time, unchanged from December and within one percentage point of the 24% average for 2013, a new http://www.gallup.com/poll/166823/one-four-americans-satisfied-direction.aspx finds.


More Americans are Self-Identifying as ‘Liberal’


Of Americans identify themselves as conservatives, while 23% identify as liberals, according to Gallup. But the conservative advantage is down to 15 percentage points as liberal identification edged up to its highest level since Gallup began regularly measuring ideology in the current format in 1992.


Most Say Biggest Threat Is Big Government


Of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question, according to Gallup.


Fewer Satisfied with Direction of the Nation


Of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S., down from 27% in February, and the lowest such reading since June 2012, according to Gallup.

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Majority Opposes Boehner’s Billionaire Bailout – Wants Bush’s Tax Cuts for the Rich to Expire

A new Gallup poll finds that 44 percent of Americans oppose the “billionaire bailout” — meaning they want George Bush’s temporary tax cuts for everyone who makes under $250,000 to be extended, while returning the tax rate on the wealthy to the Clinton-era rate.

Thirty-seven percent favor House Republican Leader John Boehner’s demand that all Bush tax cuts be extended, including the breaks for the super-rich.

Just 15 percent want all the tax cuts to expire, regardless of income level.

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