American Decline

New High Favors One-Party Control of U.S. Federal Government

From October, 2020. The different ruling class factions and their constituent groups increasingly favor one-party rule.

by Jeffrey M. Jones Gallup

  • 41% of Americans favor unified control of federal government
  • 23% want divided control
  • 52% of Republicans, 43% of Democrats favor one-party control

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new high of 41% of U.S. adults say it is better to have a president and Congress from the same political party. Twenty-three percent would rather have one party control the presidency and the other control Congress, while 32% say it makes no difference to them.


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