A recent CBS News Poll finds many Americans feel alienated from government and unhappy with Washington, as they have felt for years:
- Most Americans feel they don't have much say about what the government does, continuing a trend first seen in CBS News polling as far back as 1990. Nearly three in four are dissatisfied with they way things are going in Washington.
- Seven in 10 think special interest groups have too much influence on American life and politics, while 85% think they themselves have too little.
- Most think the rich benefit from Washington's policies - but few say the middle class does.
Read the complete poll below: