Sep 23, 2010 8:23 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Poll: Independents as upset as Republicans

An Associated Press-Gfk Poll finds that independent voters are nearly as outraged as Republicans about politics this year.

Fifty-eight percent of independents and 60 percent of Republicans say politics is making them angry, compared with 31 percent of Democrats who said so.

About 7 in 10 independents and Republicans are disgusted, compared with 4 in 10 Democrats.

Independents and Republicans were likelier than Democrats to be disappointed, depressed and frustrated.

As for positive emotions, independents and Republicans are half as likely as Democrats to be inspired and less prone to be hopeful, excited and proud.

The figures are the latest cautionary note for Democrats, who are trying to retain control of Congress on Election Day.


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