Congress’ job approval rating and the most important problem facing the country

    Will your taxes be going up? Congress’ job approval rating is, but how about Obama’s? What do Americans see as the biggest problem facing the country? Who do they trust to fix it? All this and more from Gallup’s Frank Newport on What Are We Thinking this week.

    Is the public expectation that taxes will go next year?
    Congress approval edges back up to 17%, highest since July 2011
    Satisfaction with way things are going in the U.S. levels off.
    Americans’ view of the most Important problem facing the country – in Gallup’s April update — shows that economic issues are still supreme.
    Who do Americans trust more to fix the economy: Obama…Romney…Geithner….Bernanke….Democratic leaders….Republican leaders?
    Obama’s job approval rating, and where that puts him in the context of the last 10 presidents who stood for re-election
    Quick quiz: at what age do Americans who are not retired say they want to retire, and how has that changed since 10 years ago?
    And, when you ask retired people, at what age did they actually retire?

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