January 28, 2016

WHAT IF YOU GAVE A TWO MINUTE HATE AND NOBODY CAME?:

Is 2016 the Anger Election? Not quite. (Aaron Blake January 26, 2016, Washington Post)

Donald Trump is angry. Bernie Sanders is angry. And Americans think their neighbors are very angry, too.

Except that they're simply not -- or at least, not abnormally angry. Despite the rise of two candidates who have embraced the idea of anger, our country simply isn't unusually angry about how things are going in Washington.

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows just 24 percent of Americans describe themselves as "angry" about the way the federal government works. I say "just," because that's actually on the low end of where that number has been in recent years. (An additional 47 percent describe themselves as "dissatisfied but not angry.")

In October 2013, shortly after the end of the government shutdown, 35 percent of Americans said they were angry. On the eve of the 2014 election, in September of that year, the number was 25 percent.

And the economy will be doing even better in November.

Posted by at January 28, 2016 4:38 PM

  

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