Poll: Ohioans Dissatisfied, Angry at Washington

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President Obama delivers a speech on the economy in Cleveland, Ohio on Sept. 8, 2010
CBS News/ Josh Gross

More than three in four Ohio residents describe themselves as either dissatisfied or angry at Washington, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds. Just 18 percent say they are satisfied, and only three percent are enthusiastic.

The percentage of Ohioans who say they are angry at Washington is 29 percent - nine points higher than the 20 percent of Americans who are angry at Washington overall, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll taken earlier this month. Forty-seven percent of Ohioans said they are dissatisfied.

Asked how they feel about how things are going in their state, Ohioans were similarly pessimistic. A majority of 57 percent described themselves as dissatisfied, and 17 percent called themselves angry. Just 21 percent said they are satisfied, and only three percent were enthusiastic.

The CBS News/New York Times poll on Ohio will be released in full at 6:30 p.m.


This poll was conducted among a random sample of 1,114 adults in Ohio, interviewed by telephone September 23-27, 2010, including 973 registered voters. Phone numbers were dialed from random digit dial samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups is higher.

This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.

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