Poll: 7 in 10 US voters dissatisfied
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More than seven in 10 U.S. voters, 71 percent, are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.

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A plurality of Americans, 41 percent, reported being "very dissatisfied" for the survey, while 30 percent were "somewhat dissatisfied," 26 percent "somewhat satisfied" and 2 percent "very satisfied."

More than a quarter of respondents, 27 percent, said they were "angry" with how the federal government operates. Another 49 percent of voters said they were "dissatisfied but not angry."

The poll found little enthusiasm for Congress, with a majority of voters — 81 percent and 66 percent — saying they did not approve of the way Republicans and Democrats, respectively, are handling their jobs.

A majority also disapproves of the way President Obama is doing his job, 53 percent to 45 percent.

Monday's survey comes amid a series of campaign-related polls recently that have found support for candidates who have offered themselves as political outsiders.

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Monday's Quinnipiac survey of 1,563 registered U.S. voters was conducted Aug. 20-25 via landlines and cellphones with a margin of error of 2.5 points.