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Government and Politics

by Frank Newport

President Trump's budget proposal calls for trillions of dollars in government cuts, but Americans' real priority is for Congress first to fix the way it operates and then to debate government funding.

Americans are significantly dissatisfied with the U.S. system of government, yet don't rate this as a high priority for the next president to address. Without addressing this major issue, however, the new president will have major problems executing his or her promised agenda.