Just for context, dissatisfaction was not this high even during Watergate. This is bad news for both parties, but it benefits conservatism and libertarianism as ideologies. Progressivism is built on the idea that the government is capable of being an active force for social justice and should have an important role in the lives of its citizens. With numbers like these it is going to be hard to make that case.
Key Quote: “Americans’ various ratings of political leadership in Washington add up to a profoundly negative review of government — something that would seem unhealthy for the country to endure for an extended period. Nevertheless, with another budget showdown looking inevitable and a contentious presidential election year getting underway, it appears the ratings reviewed here could get worse before they improve.”