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Toplines - Political Anger - September 20-21, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted September 20-21, 2009
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed news reports about some politicians who say they are worried about the level of anger in the current political debate?

45% Very closely
31% Somewhat closely
18% Not very closely
4% Not at all
2% Not sure

2* How angry are you at the current policies of the federal government?

36% Very angry
30% Somewhat angry
20% Not very angry
10% Not at all angry
4% Not sure

3* Would you agree or disagree with the following statement? Neither Republican political leaders nor Democratic political leaders have a good understanding of what is needed today.

60% Agree
30% Disagree
10% Not sure

4* How concerned are you that those opposed to President Obama’s policies will resort to violence?

22% Very concerned
21% Somewhat concerned
36% Not very concerned
18% Not at all concerned
2% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of