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The cranky American: A tale told with polls

Political Theater, Episode 305

A spectator encourages runners at the Peace Monument during the Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 29, 2022.
A spectator encourages runners at the Peace Monument during the Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 29, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

If you’re feeling cranky about politics, please know this: You’re not alone. Public polling shows a remarkably wide swath of Americans with historically poor views of politics and politicians. Granted, polls are snapshots, not oil paintings, so to speak. But the body politic does seem to be in a pretty rough patch. Here to discuss the political climate and what it might mean as we gear up for another election is Nathan L. Gonzales, Roll Call’s campaign analyst and publisher of Inside Elections.

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