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It’s not the economy or terrorism: Americans most alarmed by their own government, Gallup says
By Jennifer Harper

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Rick Santorumeady to change DCHow concerned is the public about their own government and politics in general? The news itself is alarming: “Poor government leadership” on the part of the White House, Congress and combative politicians was deemed the “top problem in 2014” – more than the economy, terrorism, racism, the federal debt, unemployment, healthcare, immigration and a host of other troubling issues.

No, really. This is research from a Gallup poll released Friday and it is also the first time government leadership has been No. 1 on the list since the pollster began tabulating such sentiments 14 years ago. Interesting too that concerns over the nation’s “moral decline” is ranked in the top-10 as well. See all the numbers in the Poll du Jour at column’s end.

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