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'Most Americans angry at bad economy'

Thu, 14 Oct 2010 16:12:45 GMT
As midterm Congressional elections in the US near, new ABC News-Yahoo poll shows nearly ninety percent of Americans are "angry" about the bad economy.

The poll also shows that over fifty percent of Americans blame both parties for the economic mess while 35 percent say they are angrier with the Democrats than with Republicans. This anger might translate into how Americans will vote in the upcoming midterm Congressional elections.

All over Washington analysts are trying to explain how the deep dissatisfaction with the economy will translate into a referendum on the Obama administration's handling of the US economy.

"And in the economy this bad, the party that is in charge is generally held accountable for what is going on. And so while republicans may not be everybody's ideal alternative to the party in power, they are the only alternative to the party in power," said Alexander Burns, an analyst from Politico.

"When you look at the way the conversation about the economy is playing out and in a lot of these races you see the candidates are not just saying we need changes in economy but they are saying that Washington is incapable of fixing the economy," Burns added.

The poll is supported by another newly released public opinion survey conducted by the Bloomberg organization. It found that Obama's message of hope which got him elected has now faded amongst his supporters with fewer than half of those who supported his election in 2008 now approving of his job performance. It can be interpreted as another sign that when millions of people go to the polls on November 2nd, 'change' will be in the wind.

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