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Press Release: Survey Finds Majority of Voters Believe Government Must Be Rebuilt from the Ground Up

At a time of deep political divisions in the nation, American voters regardless of political party agree that “We will never fix broken government until we rebuild the system from the ground up.” That’s the finding of a national survey released today.

According to the survey, which was conducted for the nonpartisan Common Good by Clarus Research Group, 57% of American voters agree with that statement, including 60% of Republicans, 54% of Democrats, and 56% of independents. 38% of American voters disagreed.

The survey also found that a majority of American voters believe that “No matter who we elect to public office, things won’t ever change in Washington as long as the fundamental system of government is broken.” 57% of American voters agreed with that statement, including 62% of Republicans, 51% of Democrats, and 58% of independents. 37% of American voters disagreed.

An even larger majority of American voters believe that “Even when politicians promise change, they have a hard time making change happen because the underlying system won’t let them do it.” 74% of American voters agreed with that statement, including 78% of Republicans, 74% of Democrats, and 69% of independents. 22% of American voters disagreed.

Click here to read the full press release.