That’s the result of a new CNN/Opinion Research poll released Sunday.
The poll of 1,023 adults found 86 percent feel the nation’s government is broken.
Of that 86 percent, 81 percent feel that the parts of government that is broken can be fixed.
The number has grown eight percentage points since 2006 and is the highest on record.
“That increase is highest among higher income Americans and people who live in rural areas,” reports CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
Americans overwhelmingly think that the government in this country is broken, according to a new national poll. But the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, released Sunday morning, also indicates that the public overwhelmingly holds out hope that what’s broken can be fixed.
Eighty-six percent of people questioned in the poll say that our system of government is broken, with 14 percent saying no. Of that 86 percent, 81 percent say that the government can be fixed, with 5 percent saying it’s beyond repair. “Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but those are the groups that make up the bulk of the Tea Party activists today.”
The poll was conducted February 12-15 and has a sampling error of plus or minus 3 points.